Former Mets and Phillies star Lenny Dykstra's life continues in a downward spiral since he left baseball.
The former scrappy outfielder that helped lead the Mets to the 1986 World Series title is in trouble again.
Dykstra played 12 years in MLB from 1985-1996, splitting time between the Mets and Phillies. He earned three All-Star appearances during his eight years in Philadelphia and helped the Mets win the World Series in 1986.
Now when you hear his name, that memory is lucky if it even comes up in the first ten terrible images that leap to mind.
And this story won’t help it climb up any higher after Dykstra was arrested in New Jersey yesterday for putting a weapon to the head of an Uber driver and threatening to kill him.
The 55-year-old Dykstra was charged with making terroristic threats, possession of cocaine, possession of MDMA—also known as ecstasy—and possession of marijuana.
Police said Dykstra put the weapon to the driver's head after the driver refused to change the destination of their trip, which led to the driver getting out of the car and running away for safety around 3:30 a.m.—you know, that time when all the good things like this usually happen.
That’s when the driver got out of the car which—and this is my favorite part of the story—he had driven up to a police headquarters.
And that is where Dykstra was arrested.
Wow, it used to be Dykstra that was making heads up moves like that.
Instead, he’s about to find himself in jail… again.