LINDEN, N.J. (WTXF/AP) - Lenny Dykstra says an Uber driver kidnapped him last month in New Jersey in an incident that led to criminal charges against the former baseball star.
Now, police have released body camera footage of his arrest.
Police release body cam video of Lenny Dykstra arrest after— Chris O'Connell (@CoconnellFox29) June 12, 2018
incident with Uber driver. He was charged with making terroristic threats and cocaine/MDMA possession. Dykstra claims he was the victim. @FOX29philly https://t.co/UHzAA3aUBE
Following the arrest, Dykstra said that the driver threatened him after Dykstra asked to change the trip's destination.
Linden Police charged Dykstra with making terroristic threats and drug offenses. Police found cocaine, MDMA and marijuana among Dykstra's belongings.
Police said the Uber driver told them Dykstra held a gun to his head. No weapon was found.
Dykstra claims he called police from the car. The driver said he called police shortly before stopping and running out of the car.
Dykstra played 12 seasons with the Philadelphia Phillies and New York Mets.
He has served prison time for crimes including bankruptcy fraud and money laundering.