College Student Arrested for Rant After Being Denied Macaroni ‘n’ Cheese

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Beer goes down best when accompanied by macaroni and cheese with bacon and jalapeno peppers.

That certainly seems to have been the case for University of Connecticut student Luke Gatti, whose expletive laden confrontation with a campus food court manager – and subsequent arrest – after he was denied the cheesy concoction has become an Internet sensation.

A 9-minute, obscenity-laced video clip posted online shows the food-obsessed freshman arguing with a manager inside the university’s student union in Storrs on Sunday night. Police and the manager said Gatti had been refused service for carrying an open alcohol container.

The video, which was posted online on Monday, shows the apparently intoxicated 19-year-old questioning why in America he can’t have beer in the building. He also uses a gay slur against the manager and repeatedly demands, “Just give me some (expletive) bacon-jalapeno mac and cheese.”

According to Newsday, a paper that covers Gatti’s home town on Long Island, N.Y., the manager explains to the suds-carrying student that he doesn’t want him to risk being expelled and, pointing to his own head, the manager tells him: “Think. Think.”

He then tells Gatti, “You’re not welcome here,” explains it is because he witnessed Gatti drinking in the dining area, and asks the student to “please leave.”

At one point, the paper reports, Gatti is seen sticking a finger into the manager’s chest, then pushing him.

Then, according to Newsday, a bystander steps in, attempting to defuse the situation. Food court employees also attempt to persuade Gatti to leave.

Gatti continues to verbally accost the manager, who tells Gatti: “Back off me. Back off me.”

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SOURCE: Matthew Diebel
USA TODAY