During his playing career, Lenny Dykstra was known as “Nails” due to his hard personality and tough playing style. It served him well in an eleven-year career that earned him three All-Star appearances and a World Series title.
Since he retired, however, that personality and tough style have gotten Dykstra into trouble time and time again. His quickly-built business empire crumbled under reports of fraud and failure to pay creditors. He was later arrested for theft and embezzlement, sentenced to prison after pleading guilty. He’s also been involved in various scandals surrounding foreclosures, escorts, sexual harassment, indecent exposure, and bankruptcy fraud.
So perhaps upon hearing that Dykstra has been accused of trashing a hotel room and swiping everything from towels to the receptionist’s sunglasses, your immediate response is probably, “Yep, sounds about right.”
Dykstra checked into the Hotel ZE in Southampton on Long Island on Friday for two nights, accompanied by “a young brunette,” according to Page Six. Rooms here go for up to $1,500 a night, just so you understand why guests then complained to the staff about the smell of weed and loud noises. At 3 a.m., hotel owner Zach Erdem and his brother went to the room and knocked. They were greeted by said young brunette, who was “fully naked” and invited them in.
“When Lenny left, there were open bottles of vodka and Jack Daniel’s, stuff everywhere. The cleaner saw [drug baggies], she said it was the worst room she has seen. He left a suitcase and a bag behind and a note to ship them to his home. But there were no sheets, pillowcases and towels left in the room.”
Once they opened that suitcase, they realized where everything had gone. Inside were 14 towels, pillowcases and bedsheets, 10 pairs of ladies’ shoes, a marijuana pipe, and the hotel soap dish.
“On the way out he also stole my receptionist’s sunglasses, we have it on video.”
Page Six was able to reach Dykstra afterward and he denied the claims, saying, “I didn’t steal anything. The stuff is still at the hotel. There was no maid service, towels and sheets were piling up, so I put it all in a laundry bag for them. I did them a favor and they call it stealing? This is ridiculous. Was I doing drugs? Absolutely not.”
And when asked about the woman who spent the evening with him, Dykstra added, “I might have had 10 women in the room, might have had 15, might have had 20. Actually, the only thing I had in that room was my dick in my hand.”
Lenny Dykstra, the gift that keeps on giving.