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Linden Man Arrested After Making Threats to Local Uber Driver

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LINDEN, NJ – A Linden man was charged with terroristic threats after allegedly threatening an Uber driver on Wednesday.

Lenny Dykstra, 55, was arrested outside Linden Police Headquarters just before 3:30 a.m. on Wednesday.

Officers were alerted to a vehicle that sped into the attached parking garage. The driver, identified as a 47-year-old Roselle resident, was beeping the horn repeatedly until he came to an abrupt stop in front of Police Headquarters.

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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, Dykstra allegedly put a weapon to his head and threatened to kill him.

No weapon was located, but police did recover a quantity of cocaine, MDMA, and marijuana among Dykstra’s belongings.

Dykstra is charged with third-degree making of terroristic threats and various drug offenses. He was released on a summons pending an appearance in Superior Court next month.

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