What led to Darien police pulling guns on NY Yankees GM Brian Cashman
DARIEN — A man seen with a gun at a doctor’s office Friday led to police drawing their weapons on New York Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman, according to a report of the incident.
The 52-year-old Rowayton resident told the New York Post that he was pulling out of a Darien gas station Friday morning when six to nine police officers surrounded his vehicle with their guns drawn.
Cashman said his white Jeep Wrangler was stolen last weekend, but recovered Tuesday in the Bronx, N.Y., he told the Post. However, the Jeep was never removed from the stolen vehicle list.
“And that’s when apparently the circumstances radically changed,” Cashman told the Post. “I had a welcoming committee descend upon me as I pulled out of that gas station.”
Around the same time Cashman was filling up at the gas station, Darien police said they received a report about a man seen with a gun at a local doctor’s office. Police said the man was believed to be driving a vehicle similar to Cashman’s Jeep.
But officers “quickly determined that Mr. Cashman was the true owner of the vehicle,” police said.
Police said they found the man who was seen at the doctor’s office and he had a valid permit to carry the weapon.
“It was confirmed that he does in fact possess a valid pistol carry permit and was unaware that he had caused any alarm in the office while there undergoing his physical examination,” police said.
Darien Police Chief Don Anderson told The Darien Times that as far as he was concerned, Darien Police did everything by the proper procedure.
Additional reporting by Susan Shultz.