That mugshot is IMPRESSIVE. The perfect combination of unkempt former athlete and psycho murderer.
Former Mets and Phillies outfielder Lenny Dykstra was arrested in front of the Linden police station on Wednesday morning on charges he threatened an Uber driver while in possession of drugs, authorities say.
The driver, a 47-year-old Roselle man, told police he picked up Dyksta in Linden, police said. When Dykstra’s request to change his destination was turned down, the ex-major league player allegedly pulled out a gun and threatened to kill the driver.
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., police said.
I’m now wondering what may have happened to the weapon, if indeed there was one. What are the chances Lenny went with the ol’ hand-in-pocket gun routine without actually having a gun? Look like that and it’s totally a plausible bluff that I certainly wouldn’t call at 3:30 a.m. in Linden, New Jersey.
Other questions I have:
Where was his original destination?
Where did he want to change it to?
Will his court appearance next month be general admission?
A fun twist would be if Rick Dempsey was the driver.