Thursday, February 11, 2016

Dykstra locked out of his mansions

Guards have been told to turn away ex-Phils star Lenny Dykstra from his two mansions near Los Angeles after he declared bankruptcy

Dykstra locked out of his mansions


"Security guards have been ordered to keep former baseball star Lenny Dykstra or anyone representing him away from his two estates in the exclusive gated community" of Lake Sherwood, west of Los Angeles, reports the local Ventura County Star here. They're acting on orders from lenders who financed Dykstra's purchase of the millionaire homes, now in default.

Reporter Stephanie Hoops also tracks down the Beverly Hills pawnbroker who posted Dykstra's Phillies and Mets championship rings and other items for auction after he left them there for cash last Spring and didn't buy them back. "Sad to see a guy who used to be on top of the world years ago, and is where he is now," says shop owner Yossi Dina. Link to the auction listing here.

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