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Former MLB Star Arrested After Allegedly Threatening Uber Driver

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A former Major League Baseball star was arrested early Wednesday morning after allegedly threatening an Uber driver while in possession of drugs. According to a report from, former Mets and Phillies great Lenny Dykstra was arrested around 3:30 a.m. ET.

The report states the driver of the vehicle, a 47-year-old Roselle man, picked Dysktra up in Linden. When Dykstra asked to change the destination and was turned down, he allegedly pulled out a gun and threatened to kill the driver.

Local police did not find a weapon. They did, however, find several different drugs on Dykstra's person.

From the report:

Cops didn't find a weapon, but Dykstra had cocaine, marijuana and ecstasy on him when police took him into custody around 3:30 a.m., police said.

Dykstra, 55, was charged with making terroristic threats and a slew of drug offenses. He was released with a summons and is due to appear in Union County Superior Court in Elizabeth next month.

The three-time All-star has had a handful of legal issues since he retired from the sport in 1996.

Dykstra served six and a half months in prison on three counts of bankruptcy fraud, concealment of bankruptcy property, and money laundering.