I’m calling bullshit.
Dykstra, per the reports, requested an Uber ride from Linden, N.J., to nearby Clark Township. But when he entered the vehicle that picked him up, he allegedly demanded to be driven to Staten Island in New York City. After the driver told Dykstra he needed to change his desired location on his phone, the retired MLB All-Star allegedly “placed a black pill bag with an object (the driver) believed to be a gun to his head” and rattled off the following threats:
“I’ll (expletive) shoot you … Take me to Staten Island or I’ll blow your (expletive) head off.”
Upon being arrested, as USA Today noted, Dykstra told police the Uber driver had kidnapped him. No stranger to legal troubles since retiring in 1996, the former New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies standout was charged with third-degree terroristic threats and third-degree charges for possession of cocaine and MDMA.