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Former Phillies and Mets star Lenny Dykstra has reportedly been arrested in Linden, New Jersey, for threatening an Uber driver. 

The report from NJ.com says the Uber driver claims Dykstra pulled a gun and threatened him when Dykstra wanted to change his destination. 

Dykstra, 55, has been charged with making terroristic threats to go along with drug charges. He has reportedly been released and has a court date in Union County next month. 

Police didn’t find a weapon, but police allege Dykstra was in possession of cocaine, marijuana and ecstasy when he was taken into custody at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday morning. 

The report says the driver alerted the police by honking his horn near police headquarters and then ran from his car. 

Dykstra has a different version of events. 

"The guy went nuclear on me," Dykstra said the New York Daily News. "He f------ kidnapped me and almost killed me going 100 mph. He locked me in his f------ car, and he wouldn't let me out."

Since his playing days, Dykstra has found his fair share of legal trouble. Several years ago, he served six and a half months of a three-year sentence for grand theft auto and filing false claims. 

Dykstra began his career with the Mets but was traded to Philadelphia in 1989 and spent seven full seasons with the Phillies, being named an All-Star three times. He was on that magical team that made it to the World Series in 1993.