A former Phillies star continues to find himself in trouble with the law
Former Phillies outfielder Lenny Dykstra was arrested early Wednesday morning on drug charges and for allegedly threatening an Uber driver in New Jersey.
According to NJ.com, the 55-year-old Dykstra asked his Uber driver to change the destination in the middle of his ride. When the driver refused, Dykstra allegedly pulled a gun on the man and threatened to kill him.
Dykstra’s driver instead sped into a parking garage next to the Linden police station and gained attention of the authorities before abandoning his car and the passenger. Police did not find a weapon on Dykstra, but did allegedly find cocaine, marijuana, and ecstasy on the former National League champion.
Police booked Dykstra on making terroristic threats and multiple drug charges at 3:30 am on Wednesday.
Here’s a look at Dykstra’s glowing mugshot to add to his collection.
In 2012 Dykstra served more than six months in prison for bankruptcy fraud, concealment of bankruptcy property, and money laundering after robbing a California mansion after filing for bankruptcy. He’s faced multiple other allegations of theft and assault since retiring in 1996 when he played for the Phillies.
Dykstra began his career with Mets over parts of five seasons with 426 hits in 488 games before being traded to the Phillies in the Juan Samuel deal. New York sent Dykstra along with Roger McDowell and Tom Edens for the Phillies young speedster Samuel, who led the league in triples twice before the trade during the 1989 season.
Playing for Philadelphia over eight seasons Dykstra was part of the 1993 National League championship team and twice led the league in hits. His last major league game came at the age of 33 in 1996 before his retirement.