New York Yankees General Manager, Brian Cashman, was stopped by traffic officers last week and guns were drawn.
The 52-year-old was stopped by law enforcement in Darien, Connecticut on Friday after his Jeep was mistaken for a stolen vehicle.
He stopped his Jeep when requested and exited his vehicle before the terrifying incident took place. Law enforcement was acting on the basis that his Jeep was stolen and the driver needed arresting, to which they withdrew their guns and pointed straight at him.
Cops shouted for him to exit the vehicle, to which he did immediately, and asked him to slowly move toward them.
As the officers were identifying Brian, one officer said, “You look very familiar to me,” to which he replied, “I’m the GM of the New York Yankees,”
Brian had his Jeep stolen a few weeks ago in Connecticut and once it was found and returned, cops failed to take it off the stolen list. Law enforcement apologised “for the embarrassment,” but joked he now has a story to tell.
The NY Yankees GM said, “I have high respect for all law enforcement. They do an amazing job whether you’re in Connecticut and New York City — sometimes unique circumstances can occur.”
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