Police release body cam footage of New York Yankees GM being stopped at gunpoint
Police apologised for the 'embarrassment' after Cashman identified himself
In the video of the 9 August incident, which was captured on camera by police in Darien, Connecticut, an officer can be seen pointing his pistol in Cashman’s direction and yelling at him to “turn off your car and put your hands up”.
Another police detective on the scene also reportedly had his weapon pointed at Cashman, who stepped out of his car and walked backwards towards the police with his hands above his head.
After eventually instructing Cashman to retrieve his ID from his car, the police officer can be heard telling him: “You look very familiar to me,” to which Cashman responded: “I am the GM of the New York Yankees.”
“Yeah, I know, I used to see you at Brook Street Bagels when I was an Eastchester cop,” the officer says, adding: “I apologise for the embarrassment.”
The police officer then turns to the other present officers and instructs them to turn off all lights so there is “no spectacle”.
“What a day,” Cashman could be heard saying after he was cleared by the police.
The confrontation, which took at a gas station, occurred after Cashman had reported his Jeep stolen a week earlier from his home in Connecticut.
The car was recovered by police in the Bronx and returned to Cashman, but never removed from the list of stolen vehicles.
According to Cashman, he was on his way to the Norwalk Police Department to have his car checked for evidence when he was stopped.
An officer at the stop explained to Cashman that the confusion occurred after reports of a man in possession of a handgun at a local medical centre were called in, leading police to check the plates of the vehicle, which then showed up as stolen.
The patient was also reportedly driving a white Jeep-like vehicle.
Following the encounter, Cashman told The Darien Times that the police were “very professional”.
“Once they got my ID, and searched my car, they realised,” the 52-year-old said. “Ultimately, if I was a Darien resident, I’d feel good about being protected.”