Troubled Mets great Lenny Dykstra allegedly faked having a gun and threatened an Uber driver: “Take me to Staten Island or I’ll blow your f–king head off,” according to a Wednesday report with new details on his most recent arrest.
Dykstra, 55, was charged with third-degree making of terroristic threats and drug offenses in connection to the early morning May 23 arrest in New Jersey.
According to police reports obtained through an Open Public Records Act by website MyCentralJersey, the ex-MLBer claimed to police that the Uber driver had kidnapped him.
Dykstra, according to the site, was picked up by the Uber at around 3:30 a.m. in Linden, NJ, with a destination in the nearby township of Clark.
When he got inside the vehicle, Dykstra changed his mind and wanted to be taken to Staten Island, prompting the driver to inform him that he had to manually change the location destination from his phone.
“Dykstra then placed a black pill bag with an object [the driver] believed to be a gun to his head and stated ‘take me to Staten Island or I’ll blow your f–king head off,’” the news outlet reported, citing police documents.
The Uber driver was “in fear for his life and stated that he believed Dykstra was going to kill him,” according to the documents, MyCentralJersey reported.
The driver for the ride-hail app then pulled the vehicle in front of the Linden Police Headquarters and ran out “screaming for help,” according to the report.
Police officers who responded to the scene patted down Dykstra, who claimed that he had no gun.
“I’ll show you everything I have,” Dykstra told a police officer, insisting that the cop search his bag, according to the report.
When an officer searched the three-time All Star’s bag, a pill bottle containing a leafy green substance believed to be marijuana, a glass pipe with suspected marijuana residue, and a yellow straw with suspected cocaine residue was found, according to the report.
Also allegedly found was two pills believed to be MDMA, a bag holding what’s believed to be marijuana, and a vial containing suspected cocaine.
According to the police documents, when Dykstra was given his Miranda warnings, an officer noted that he did not seem to be fully awake and did not provide comprehensible responses, and at one point Dykstra “vaguely stated to me that he did not want to speak to me.”
Hours after his arrest, Dykstra was released on a summons.
He is scheduled to return to Union County Superior Court in July.
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