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Lenny Dykstra

Gimme My Damn Jet Back!

10/14/2010 4:04 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Former Philadelphia Phillies star-turned-financial disaster Lenny Dykstra is demanding the immediate return of his private jet ... after it was repossessed by creditors.

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Dykstra filed papers in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in California yesterday stating that 3 creditors -- Constant Aviation, Classic Interiors and Crystal Air Aviation -- violated a court order and took possession of his Gulfstream jet. It's unclear when the plane was actually taken. 

Dykstra -- who names himself as his lawyer -- claims a judge had granted him an "automatic stay" ... which means even though he may be in debt, his property was temporarily off-limits.

Now, he declares in the docs that "the airplane must be returned" ... and he wants an $800,000 check to boot.

So far, Dykstra's creditors -- all three -- aren't talking.

UPDATE: The president of Constant Aviation tells TMZ, "It's not [Lenny's] airplane, I don't know if he is confused. Our dealings with him are over and we are moving past the Lenny Dykstra saga, as I think everyone should."

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36 COMMENTS

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1.

artie help    

this guy rulz!!!, ponzi scheme operator supreme. Tool and confidence artist rapped up as a pro athlete

1407 days ago
2.

JANDEAN61    

THE BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE

1407 days ago
3.

HoustonVeteran    

If what Dykstra says is true, then the creditors are in big trouble and could be liable to Dykstra and the Bankruptcy court for triple damages. An automatic stay stops everyone, even the IRS.

1407 days ago
4.

Payday Loans    

This guy is great - blew all of his money and still wants his private jet.!

1407 days ago
5.

Disgusted    

He should be made to auction off all unnecessary luxury items to pay off his debt. Ridiculous that he's filing bankruptcy and owns a jet. Sell it and pay off your debts!

1407 days ago
6.

sdivine    

Deadbeat! Something for nothing!

1407 days ago
7.

Johnny Carcinoma    

Lenny has a fool for a lawyer.

1407 days ago
8.

Barbara    

From the comment made by the president of the aviation company, it seems that Dykstra doesn't actually own the jet, but leases it instead. In that case, he has absolutely no right to it to keep it, automatic stay order or not.

1407 days ago
9.

Mark    

I guess financial problems can cause people to act a little desperate!

1407 days ago
10.

OooooNooo!    

Hey, sounds like a great reality show: "Repo Jet Man". Repops the Lear Jets from the idiot sports stars, rap singers, and 22-year old has-been celebrities.

1407 days ago
11.

Mark    

If he used to flying around on a private jet, you would think he would at least enlist the services of a professional lawyer!

On a more positive note, if you have small children and are looking for a great Christmas idea please check out a train table. We got one of these last year for our 2 kids and it has truly been a blessing! Cheers!

1407 days ago
12.

The Beef    

Let's go Blue Jays, Let's go!!

1407 days ago
13.

andy    

Probably spent too much of his money on tobacco. This is one of the few pictures that I have ever seen of him NOT having a baseball sized wad of wacky tobaccy crammed in his cheek. I can't believe that he hasn't become gravely ill with cancer yet. If he does, now, we'll all be paying for it . . .

1407 days ago
14.

jmk    

Dude has lost his mind.

1407 days ago
15.

Chris    

Pay your bills and "your" jet wouldn't have been taken!

1407 days ago
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