Former MLBer Lenny Dykstra was arrested Wednesday in New Jersey for possession of drug and allegedly threatening an Uber driver.  The 55 year old former outfielder became upset with the driver after he refused to change his destination.


The driver, a 47-year-old Roselle man, told police he picked up Dyksta in Linden. When the driver turned down Dykstra’s request to change his destination, the ex-major league player allegedly pulled out a weapon, pointed it at the man’s head and threatened to kill him.

The driver got the attention of police by speeding into a parking garage next to the police station and repeatedly honking his horn before stopping at headquarters, police said. The Uber driver then ran from his car, according to police.

Cops didn’t find a weapon, but Dykstra had cocaine, marijuana and ecstasy on him when police took him into custody around 3:30 a.m. according to a statement.

That doesn’t sound like the Lenny Dykstra we know.  We reached out and asked for a comment.  Lenny responded that our attention should be on Herman Wouk’s 103 birthday because he’s a national treasure. 

We certainly can’t argue with that.  But the last time we checked Mr. Wouk didn’t get arrested for drug possession and allegedly threatening an Uber driver.