On Tuesday, former Major League outfielder Lenny Dykstra was indicted by a grand jury on drug possession charges, as well as making terroristic threats.
These charges came on the heels after an altercation in a May 23 between Dykstra and an Uber driver. Dykstra claims that he was locked in the car and was nearly kidnapped after asking to change his location. The driver of the Uber says that Dykstra pulled a handgun, put it to his head, and threatened to kill him. Dykstra was then arrested in Lindon, NY when the driver stopped outside of a police station and ran from the car into the station.
When police searched Dykstra possessions, they found no gun. However, what they did find was a significant amount of cocaine and methamphetamine on him. Tough look.
Dykstra, a three-time All-Star, 1986 World Series champion as a member of the Mets, and the 1993 NL MVP runner-up has had a few legal issues since retiring in 1996.
In 2009, Dykstra filed for bankruptcy, claiming he was over $35 million dollars in debt. During his filing for bankruptcy, Dykstra destroyed over $200,000 in assets, and he was later sentenced to 6 ½ months for bankruptcy fraud. In 2012, Dykstra was sentenced to three years in prison after pleading no contest to grand theft auto, as well as being hit with charges of fraud and money laundering.
More details are soon to come.
Photo: Lindon Police Department