Video shows Yankees' Brian Cashman held at gunpoint by policeSporting News — (Arthur Weinstein)
Video surfaced Wednesday of Yankees general manager Brian Cashman's harrowing run-in with police last Friday.
Cashman had just left a Darien, Connecticut, gas station when up to five police cars and six to nine officers stopped his SUV and ordered him out at gunpoint.
It was a case of mistaken identity, as Cashman's SUV — which had been stolen and then recovered days earlier — was still listed on a stolen-cars database. And by coincidence, police at that moment were looking for a man who had just brandished a pistol at a local medical office. That man was reportedly driving an SUV similar to . Cashman's.
The video, from a police body cam, shows Cashman with his hands in the air as an officer, gun drawn, issues instructions and warnings.
A minute or so into the video, an officer has this classic exchange with Cashman.
"You look very familiar to me," the officer said.
"GM of the New York Yankees," Cashman responds.
“Yeah, I know,” the cop responds. “I used to see you at Brook Street Bagels when I was an Eastchester cop. I apologize for the embarrassment.”
Last weekend, Cashman offered his praise for the officers.
"I have high respect for all law enforcement," Cashman said. "They do an amazing job whether you're in Connecticut and New York City — and sometimes unique circumstances can occur."