Remember Lenny Dykstra? Of course you do! The former New York Met, Philadelphia Phillie, 1993 NL MVP runner-up, PED abuser, and all-around terrible person was arrested on Wednesday morning after allegedly threatening to kill his Uber driver.
NBC New York reports that Dykstra didn’t have a weapon on him when he was arrested, but did possess cocaine, MDMA, and marijuana.
Mets legend Lenny Dykstra has been accused of threatening to kill an Uber driver in New Jersey on Wednesday morning.
Police in Linden said that Dykstra allegedly held a weapon to the driver’s head early on Wednesday morning after the driver refused to update the destination of a scheduled ride about 3:30 a.m.
Authorities said Dykstra was arrested after the driver, 47, pulled up to the Linden Police Department’s headquarters and repeatedly beeped the car’s horn.
Dykstra, who is now 55, was charged with making terroristic threats and for possession of the drugs in question.
If you want a jarring reminder of how Dykstra’s life has gone since he retired from baseball, you should check out his Wikipedia page. He filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2009 which eventually led to him pleading guilty to bankruptcy fraud, concealment of assets, and money laundering. In 2012, he was sentenced to three years in prison after pleading no contest to charges of grand theft auto and filing a false financial statement after leasing a car from a dealership using fake information.
But hey, aside from all that, his life appears to be going quite well.