Cops pulled guns on Yankees GM Brian Cashman when they mistakenly believed he was driving a stolen car

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  • Yankees general manager Brian Cashman had a run-in with Connecticut police last weekend over a case of mistaken identity.
  • According to the New York Post, Cashman's car was stolen days earlier and later recovered in New York City.
  • Cashman was driving the car back up for the police to continue their investigation.
  • The police pulled over Cashman, and an officer with a gun drawn asked him to exit the vehicle.
  • The officer would later recognize Cashman and apologize for the embarrassment.
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Yankees general manager Brian Cashman had a scary encounter on Friday with Connecticut police after officers mistakenly believed he had stolen his car.

On Wednesday, police bodycam video of the encounter was released, showing an officer holding a gun towards Cashman while directing him to walk backward away from his vehicle.

Cashman, seen wearing a black shirt, sunglasses, shorts, and sandals, follows the directions of the police, placing his hands on his head and moving toward the officers.

"You look very familiar to me," one of the officers at the scene eventually said to Cashman.

"I'm the GM of the New York Yankees," he replied.

"Yeah, I know," the officer said. "I used to see you at Brook Street Bagels when I was an Eastchester cop. I apologize for the embarrassment."

You can watch the scene play out below.


Cashman attempted to explain at one point during the video that his car was no longer stolen.

According to the New York Post, Cashman had just gotten his Jeep back after it had been stolen in Connecticut and found in the Bronx. As Cashman later told the officers, he was bringing the car back up to police in Norwalk, Connecticut so they could go over it as a part of their investigation.

Instead, Cashman was pulled over by officers who believed the vehicle still to be stolen.

At that point, the officer tells the others who had arrived at the scene to "clear it" as another person explained the case of mistaken identity.

"Now you got a story for the guys," the officer said.

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