Cops Mistake Yankees GM Brian Cashman for Car Thief and Come at Him Guns Drawn

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 03:  General Manager of the New York Yankees Brian Cashman looks on prior to the American League Wild Card Game against the Minnesota Twins at Yankee Stadium on October 3, 2017 in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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Officer, we think you've got the wrong man.

New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman was apparently mistaken for a car thief last Saturday while driving to Connecticut. Per Cashman, the cops came at him with their guns drawn and down by their waists.

Cashman had reported his car stolen just days earlier, but it was found and returned to him in good condition. Yet, it appears the NYPD had yet to file the appropriate paperwork, and chased Cashman down as a result.

“I had a welcoming committee descend upon me as I pulled out of that gas station," Cashman said. “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.”

The Connecticut PD did not harm Cashman, and handled the situation as well as they could've. Yet, understandably, this was a scary situation for the Yankees GM and frustrating considering it was all due to a mistake by the police department.

“My vehicle should have been removed [from the stolen database] before being returned to me,” Cashman said. “Someone did not remove it from the stolen list…it’s a mistake, but at least nothing harmful came from that.”

Thankfully, Cashman can laugh off this unfortunate incident as a case of mistaken identity, and a funny story to be told for years to come.