Mix-up leads to Yankees GM Brian Cashman being stopped at gunpoint

Mix-up leads to Yankees GM Brian Cashman being stopped at gunpoint

Confusion over a since-returned stolen vehicle resulted in New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman being forced from a vehicle at gunpoint by police in Connecticut on Friday.

Cashman told the New York Post that he was in his Jeep Wrangler when as many as nine Connecticut police officers stopped him while pulling out of a gas station.

The vehicle had been stolen in Norwalk, Conn., last week and since returned after being abandoned in the Bronx, but police in New York City hadn’t removed it from the stolen-car database.

“They’re clearly very professional and trained and they asked me to turn my car off, exit the vehicle, walk backwards towards them … they were executing their duty,” Cashman said of the experience.

Cashman was driving the vehicle to Norwalk so it could be processed for evidence in the investigation into the original theft. He says Westchester police had called him prior to being stopped to warn him that the vehicle had been spotted and flagged as stolen.

The officers who pulled Cashman over escorted him to the Norwalk police department after the ordeal to avoid any further confusion.


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