Police draw guns on Yankees GM after mistaking him for car thief
New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman had guns drawn on him by Connecticut police on Friday after he was mistaken for an armed car thief, according to Natalie Musumeci and Larry Celona of the New York Post.
Cashman was driving a white Jeep Wrangler from Yankee Stadium to Connecticut after it was reported stolen last Saturday, sources told the Post.
The vehicle had been returned to Cashman earlier in the week and he was attempting to drive it to the Norwalk Police Department to be processed for evidence when he stopped at a gas station in Darien.
As Cashman pulled out of the parking lot, he was confronted by five patrol cars carrying six-to-nine officers with their "guns drawn."
"I had a welcoming committee descend upon me as I pulled out of that gas station," the GM explained.
It turns out Darien cops were "responding to someone in a white Jeep that was brandishing a gun in a local doctor’s office," according to Cashman, whose vehicle still came up as stolen when his license plate was run by police.
"The NYPD never took me off the stolen car list," Cashman said.
Cashman walked away without injury and confirmed to the Post his Jeep Wrangler had officially been taken off the stolen list.
"The public should take encouragement, when someone is in a stolen vehicle they’re not going to get very far," the GM joked.