Tuesday, 23 October, 2018

Former MLB Star Lenny Dykstra Indicted for Drugs, Terroristic Threats

Lenny Dykstra indicted for drugs threats following arrest in May Former Phillies All Star Lenny Dykstra was arrested outside a northern New Jersey police station in May. Staff file
Cassandra Castillo | 12 October, 2018, 06:23

A May incident that started with an alleged assault of an Uber driver and ended with a Taylor Swift-inspired Twitter rant has led Lenny Dykstra to be indicted on a pair of drug charges as well as on a charge of making a terroristic threat.

As we previously reported, Dykstra was arrested back in May after allegedly threatening his Uber driver - who then stopped the vehicle in front of a police station.

Dykstra faces an arraignment on a date to be determined.

Dykstra played 12 seasons with the Phillies and Mets and was a member of the Mets' 1986 championship team. An attorney for Dykstra didn't immediately return a phone message Wednesday. Dykstra served more than a year of jail time beginning in 2012 after pleading no contest to charges that included grand theft auto.

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TMZ Sports obtained police body cam video from the arrest - in which Dykstra tells the cop he does NOT have a gun in his possession (as originally claimed by the Uber driver).

Dykstra refused Lutty's claims and told the New York Daily News in May he was kidnapped by Lutty.

"Dykstra then placed a black pill bag with an object (the driver) believed to be a gun to his head and stated, 'Take me to Staten Island or I'll blow your (expletive) head off, '" according to the police documents. Each charge carries a penalty of 3-5 years in prison.

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