Former All-Star Dykstra says Uber driver threatened, kidnapped him
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Former Philadelphia Phillies and New York Mets outfielder Lenny Dykstra says a New Jersey Uber driver threatened and kidnapped him in May during a confrontation that resulted in criminal charges being laid against the retired MLB star.

During a press conference Friday, Dykstra said he asked the driver to change the trip's destination and the driver threatened him, locked the car's doors, and sped up, according to The Associated Press.

Dykstra said he called 911.

"I was literally in fear of my life," he said.

Police said the driver accused Dykstra of holding a gun to his head, but no weapon was found.

The 55-year-old Dykstra was charged with making terroristic threats and drug-related offenses after police found cocaine, MDMA, and marijuana on his person.

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