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Lenny Dykstra: Welcome To His Terrordome...

Lenny Dykstra accused of turning New Jersey neighborhood into 'a den of drugs and prostitution'

If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to be Lenny Dykstra’s neighbor, wonder no more. According to Dykstra’s neighbors in Linden, New Jersey, it’s not fun.

Dykstra, former centerfielder for the Philadelphia Phillies and New York Mets, owns a home in Linden. According ABC7 in New York, his neighbors say he’s been destroying the neighborhood and turning it into a “a den of drugs and prostitution.” ABC7 reported that up to 10 people have lived in Dykstra’s home at once, and it’s now being used as a boarding house. It’s not clear if Dykstra himself has also been residing there.

Neighbors and longtime residents of the Linden neighborhood have been calling police over disturbances at the house as well as “transient neighbors.” 10th Ward City Councilwoman Gretchen Hickey has also been calling the police about Dykstra’s boarding home, and gave ABC7 a litany of reasons why.

“The traffic here, the overdoses, the cars being towed, someone throwing yellow liquid out the second-floor window, the trash.”

Mayor Derek Armstead told ABC7 that rooming houses are not allowed in Linden, and “If he’s not in compliance with the current ordinances that are on the books, we will take him to task.” However, Hickey said that this has happened with Dykstra before, and now it’s happening again.

“After he was told to move everybody out, and he was fined, the next week, he also put again on social media advertising rooms for $1,000 a month,” she said.

This is just Dykstra’s latest legal woe. In 2018 he was accused of kidnapping and threatening to kill his Uber driver. When he was arrested, police found meth and cocaine in his duffel bag. He was charged with drug possession and making terroristic threats, and pled not guilty in October. Neither Dykstra or his lawyer have responded to these new accusations.
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Dykstra escalates war with neighbors: Turned ‘ugly bitch into rock star’

Lenny Dykstra disputed complaints that he created a trash-strewn hellhole at his Linden, NJ, residence, instead claiming he turned the real estate into the “best house on the block.”

“I took an ugly bitch and made her into a beautiful rock star,” the former baseball star told The Post on Thursday.

“Maybe the other houses are jealous that I have the best house now.”

The World Series champ was responding to a report from NJ Advance Media where neighbors claimed the home on a quiet tree-lined street has been plagued with noise, trash, fights and illegal boarders.

“It all started when he moved in,” Linda Graham, who lives nearby, told the paper. “There’s been two overdoses. There’s been a scuffle on the front lawn. There’s been people who are here today, gone tomorrow. We don’t know who these people are and we are afraid.”

Dykstra said he heard about the overdose but was not there at the time
“It was a construction worker,” he said.

A neighbor also provided a picture with piles of trash in front of Dykstra’s home. But the former center fielder said the picture was misleading.

“The picture they picked was from trash day,” he said.

“Once a month in Linden you can put out the trash. I am OCD, so you’d think I’d have trash like that? That’s garbage day throwing out all stuff from the work I did to make this house livable.”

Dykstra said he has kicked out all the tenants, after being told that they were illegally boarding there — and has just one friend staying for free.

“They asked me to do something so I did it,” Dykstra said about removing the tenants. “I have a friend who stays here… We are in America. It’s my house.”

Dykstra has served more than six months in prison after pleading guilty in 2012 for bankruptcy fraud and other crimes.
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