LINDEN, N.J. (CBS) — Former Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Lenny Dykstra was arrested in New Jersey early Wednesday morning for allegedly threatening an Uber driver. Linden police say the driver arrived outside police headquarters around 3:30 a.m., beeping his horn repeatedly.READ MORE: EXCLUSIVE: Body Of Missing 26-Year-Old Casey Johnston Recovered, Believed To Have Been Killed In Crash, Authorities Say
The driver told police that after he picked up Dykstra, the former MLB All-Star tried to change his destination. The driver refused to take him where he wanted to go, at which point the driver claims Dykstra then put a weapon to his head and threatened to kill him.READ MORE: Man Cleaning Gun, Shoots And Kills 22-Year-Old Girlfriend In Bustleton, Philadelphia Police Say
Police say they did not find a weapon, but they did recover a number of drugs, including cocaine, MDMA, and marijuana, from Dykstra.
He has been charged with making terroristic threats and various drug offenses. Dykstra was released on a summons, pending an appearance in Superior Court in June.MORE NEWS: Colts' Carson Wentz Choosing Rest, Rehab For Foot Injury, Remains Out Indefinitely
Dykstra helped lead the Phillies to the National League pennant in 1993 as he finished second in MVP voting that year.