Former All-Star outfielder Lenny Dykstra indicted on drug, threat charges

Lenny Dykstra

Lenny Dykstra

A May incident that started with an alleged assault of an Uber driver and ended with a Taylor Swift-inspired Twitter rant has led Lenny Dykstra to be indicted on a pair of drug charges as well as on a charge of making a terroristic threat.

But, the grand jury clearly believes there's enough truth behind the Uber driver's story to move forward with charges against the 55-year-old.

Dykstra was arrested outside police headquarters in Linden, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) southwest of New York City, after the driver stopped and ran out of the auto. He allegedly told police Dykstra held a gun to his head, though no weapon was found. Police said they found the drugs among Dykstra's possessions.

Dykstra faces an arraignment on a date to be determined.

Dykstra played 12 seasons with the Philadelphia Phillies and New York Mets and was a member of the Mets' 1986 championship team.

The three-time All-Star has claimed the driver threatened him after Dykstra changed the trip's destination. Dykstra is charged with 25 counts, including grand theft auto and possession of a controlled substance. Lutty instead drove Dykstra to the Linden (N.J.) police headquarters.

An officer patted down Dykstra, who claimed he had no gun and that the driver had kidnapped him.

If convicted, Dykstra could be facing 3-5 years in prison on each charge. He has two previous convictions, including a federal fraud conviction.