A drunk University of Connecticut student who just wanted bacon and jalapeno mac and cheese ended up in handcuffs Sunday night after berating and shoving the manager of the on-campus Union Street Market, who wouldn’t let him bring an open beer in to the cafeteria.
A nine-minute video of the incident was uploaded to YouTube and spread quickly on social media Monday night (watch it above).
The video shows the 19-year-old student, Luke Gatti, demanding that he be allowed to have the macaroni and cheese, while the manager stands his ground in the face of curses and insults. A crowd grew around the commotion as the student refused to leave on his own. UConn Police were called, but before they could respond, the student shoved the manager, and was taken down to the ground by another employee.
The manager and the other employee then held the student down until police arrived, handcuffed him and dragged him out of the building. As he was being handcuffed and reality seemed to finally set in, he cried out, “I’m absolutely f****d!”
According to the Hartford Courant, Gatti was charged with disorderly conduct and criminal trespassing. His bail was set at $1,500 and he is due in court in October. He also faces disciplinary action by the school.
On September 1, 2014, Gatti was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after throwing a “temper tantrum” when he was told to move out of the street by police, the blog Only in the Republic of Amherst reported. According to the police report, Gatti “raised his left hand in a ‘Hook-em-horns-‘ like gesture and shouted f**k you n****r” at an officer. Police said he then yelled “I said f*** you, so f*** you” at the officer and “began to flail his arms and jump up and down.” He was ordered to pay a $100 fine and put on probation for four months.
He was back in court on September 15 after he was arrested for allegedly causing a scene and then assaulting a police officer who was trying to break up a loud party. MassLive.com reported at the time that Gatti was charged with disorderly conduct and assault and battery on a police officer. The outcome of that case wasn’t immediately available.
An officer suffered a hand and arm injury during that incident.