LINDEN, NJ – A Linden man was charged with terroristic threats after allegedly threatening an Uber driver on Wednesday.
Lenny Dykstra, 55, former New York Mets center fielder, 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.
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.