Linden Police Dept

Ex-Mets Great Lenny Dykstra Arrested, Accused Of Putting Gun To Uber Driver's Head

May 23, 2018 - 5:15 pm

LINDEN, N.J. (1010 WINS/AP) -- Former Mets great Lenny Dykstra, 55, was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly put a gun to the head of an Uber driver. 

The Uber driver drove Dykstra, 55, to Linden Police headquarters around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday after the two had a disagreement regarding Dykstra's request to update the destination of the scheduled ride. Upon arriving, the driver ran out of the car.

Police said they found cocaine, MDMA (Ecstasy/Molly) and marijuana among Dykstra's belongings.

Police said no weapon was recovered, but Dykstra, also known as "Nails," has been charged with drug offenses and making terroristic threats.

He was released on a summons and is due in court next month.

Dykstra has been very active on Twitter Wednesday, however, he hasn't mentioned anything about the arrest.

Dykstra was a key member of the Mets 1986 World Series team. He also played for the Philadelphia Phillies from 1989-1996.

He has served prison time for crimes including bankruptcy fraud and money laundering.