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.WATCH LIVE: Viewing, Funeral Services To Be Held For Philadelphia Firefighter Lt. Sean Williamson
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.
Police say they did not find a weapon, but they did recover a number of drugs, including cocaine, MDMA, and marijuana, from Dykstra.READ MORE: Pocono Summit In Monroe County Ranked 15th On Best Cities To Invest In Vacation Rentals List
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: Wildfire At Brendan T. Byrne State Forest Burns More Than 300 Acres
Dykstra helped lead the Phillies to the National League pennant in 1993 as he finished second in MVP voting that year.