LINDEN-Former New York Mets World Series Champion Lenny Dykstra was charged with making terroristic threats and being in possession of drugs.
Linden Police said an Uber driver showed up their station around 3:30 am Wednesday morning beeping his horn repeatedly.
The driver claims he picked up Dykstra for a ride, but then the former MLB all-star changed his mind and gave a new destination upon arrival.
The driver refused the new destination and claims Dykstra put a weapon to his head and threatened to kill him. No weapon was found by police.
Dykstra simply said, “Don’t believe everything you read.”
In recent years Dykstra has become a sort of B-list social media sports celebrity and interacts regularly with his fans on social media, often times performing entertaining bits for his audience. Often times he gives his fellow Mets fans an insider look into the game of Major League Baseball, earning him the title “A man of the people”.
Dykstra, who fans affectionately call “Nails” for his tough as nails attitude both on and off the field remains a loyal fan of the team and often surrounds himself with other “ordinary Joe” fans.