Police in Connecticut on Wednesday released body camera footage that shows cops making a gunpoint stop of New York Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman, whose car was still mistakenly reported as being stolen last week.
The video shows the 52-year-old Cashman calmly exiting his Jeep Wrangler at a Darien, Connecticut, gas station, with his hands raised in the air, as the officer yells at him to get out of the vehicle during the stop last Friday.
“Driver turn off your car and put your hands up!,” the Darien police officer yells on the video, which shows him pointing his pistol in Cashman’s direction.
“Put your hands out the window! … Open your door with your hand from the outside, please!”
Another cop also had his weapon trained in Cashman’s direction.
Cashman, at the instructions of police, turned around facing in the opposite direction of the police, and walked backwards toward them, with his hands outstretched.
The Bronx Bombers executive Cashman had reported his Jeep stolen a week earlier from his home in nearby Norwalk. After it was recovered by police in New York and returned to Cashman, New York cops never removed the vehicle from a list of stolen vehicles.
Cashman told Hearst Connecticut Media on Monday that he was headed to the Norwalk Police Department to have the Jeep checked for evidence when he was stopped by Darien cops.