Teen Charged in UConn Mac-and-Cheese Rant Seeks Probation - NECN


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Teen Charged in UConn Mac-and-Cheese Rant Seeks Probation



    Teen Charged in UConn Mac-and-Cheese Rant Seeks Probation
    Amherst Police Department
    Luke Gatti is shown in this mugshot stemming from an arrest in Amherst, Massachusetts, in 2014.

    A former University of Connecticut student accused of going on a drunken, profanity-laced tirade about jalapeno-bacon macaroni and cheese last month has applied for probation.

    Luke Gatti has been charged with misdemeanor breach of peace and trespassing. He was expected to make his first court appearance Monday but instead applied for accelerated rehabilitation, according to his attorney.

    The 19-year-old former freshman from Bayville, New York, was arrested after an alleged Oct. 4 outburst in the student union and accused of ranting at and shoving a university food-service supervisor, who had refused to sell him jalapeno-bacon macaroni and cheese after Gatti was allegedly caught drinking in the Union Street Market dining facility.

    The wild exchange was caught on a video that was widely viewed on the Internet. Gatti later apologized in a video of his own.

    "At the time, I was, to say the least, very intoxicated," Gatti said in his recorded apology. "When I watched the video a few days later, I couldn't even believe it was me in it. I was just watching it, thinking, 'Oh my God.'"

    He's no longer enrolled at UConn and school officials won't say if he left on his own or was expelled.

    Gatti is due back on Dec. 21, according to the court clerk's office.