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Former NY Mets Star Arrested After He Allegedly Threatened to Kill an Uber Driver from Roselle

By kcora on
Linden Roselle

Police charged a Linden man making terroristic threats after allegedly threatening an Uber driver.

Officials said Lenny Dykstra, 55, was arrested outside Linden Police Headquarters just before 3:30 a.m. on today -Wednesday-, after the vehicle he was occupying sped into the attached parking garage.

According to police, the Uber driver, identified as a 47-year-old Roselle resident, beeped the horn repeatedly until he came to an abrupt stop in front of Police Headquarters.

Police say, the driver ran from the car and told the officers that moments earlier, he picked up Dykstra in Linden for a scheduled fare, Dykstra reportedly tried to change the destination, and when the driver refused, he allegedly put a weapon to his head and threatened to kill him.

Police say although no weapon was located, officers did recover a quantity of cocaine, MDMA, and marijuana among Dykstra’s belongings.

Authorities charged Dykstra with 3rd-degree making of terroristic threats and various drug offenses. Police released him on a summons pending an appearance in Superior Court next month.

All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.