Brian Cashman was swarmed by a gaggle of Connecticut cops who drew their firearms on the Yankee basic supervisor Friday when he was apparently mistaken for an armed automotive thief, The Submit has realized.
The 52-year-old GM of the Bronx Bombers was driving his white Jeep Wrangler from Yankee Stadium to Connecticut after it was reported stolen final Saturday, based on workforce sources.
The NYPD had discovered his automobile deserted within the Bronx and returned it to him earlier this week.
Cashman was trying to get to the Norwalk Police Division to have his automotive processed for proof on Friday when he stopped at a gasoline station in Darien.
“And that’s when apparently the circumstances radically modified,” Cashman instructed The Submit.
“I had a welcoming committee descend upon me as I pulled out of that gasoline station.”
In accordance with Cashman, Darien cops had been already “responding to somebody in a white Jeep that was brandishing a gun in an area physician’s workplace.”
To make issues worse, when Darien police ran Cashman’s license plates, the automobile got here up stolen as a result of “the NYPD by no means took me off the stolen automotive checklist,” he stated.
As Cashman pulled out of the gasoline station as many as 5 patrol vehicles zoned in on him and between six to 9 officers obtained out of their vehicles with their “weapons drawn,” he stated.
“They executed a really tactful interception,” Cashman stated.
“They’re clearly very skilled and educated and so they requested me to show my automotive off, exit the automobile, stroll backwards in the direction of them…they had been executing their responsibility.”
Cashman stated he was instructed to “not make any rash actions” as he exited his Jeep.
“They searched my automotive, requested for my ID,” he stated. “I defined what was happening.”
Cashman stated the dramatic ordeal took roughly 15 minutes earlier than he was again in his automotive being escorted by Darien police to the Norwalk Police Division.
“They went via their course of,” Cashman stated, including that he was escorted to the police division as a result of “it was attainable I might be tripped up once more” since his automotive was nonetheless reported stolen.
Surprisingly Cashman stated “I knew precisely what I used to be in for” when the Darien cops closed in on him as a result of shortly earlier than that he obtained a name from Westchester County police about his stolen automotive.
“They referred to as my cell whereas I used to be driving and I tripped up one thing on my drive up,” he stated.
“They requested me if I used to be driving my automobile as a result of they obtained successful on my stolen automotive driving up the Hudson.”
In accordance with Cashman, he reported his Jeep stolen final Sunday morning with the Norwalk Police Division and on Tuesday the NYPD referred to as him saying his automotive was discovered deserted within the Bronx.
The automobile was towed to an area auto store the place he may choose it up.
“I retrieved it on Wednesday and I referred to as Norwalk [police],” he stated.
“They needed to course of it for proof…I instructed them I can get them the automotive Friday.”
Cashman stated he’s “curious” how the automotive he had returned to him and even paid the towing price for when it was nonetheless listed as stolen.
“My automobile ought to have been eliminated [from the stolen database] earlier than being returned to me,” he stated.
“Somebody didn’t take away it from the stolen checklist…it’s a mistake, however no less than nothing dangerous got here from that.”
A legislation enforcement supply instructed The Submit that the NYPD ought to have contacted cops in Darien and alerted them that the automotive was discovered to ensure that the alarm to be eliminated.
“The alarm ought to’ve been eliminated earlier than he acquired the automotive,” the supply added.
Darien police didn’t return a request for touch upon Friday.
Cashman stated that there was a constructive to his wild expertise.
“The general public ought to take encouragement when somebody is in a stolen automobile they’re not going to get very far,” he stated.
“I’ve excessive respect for all legislation enforcement. They do an incredible job whether or not you’re in Connecticut and New York Metropolis — and generally distinctive circumstances can happen.”
As for Cashman’s Jeep Wrangler, “I’ve been instructed it’s formally off the [stolen] checklist.”