Drunken UConn Mac and Cheese Student Arrested Again
The former UConn student whose boozy harangue demanding bacon jalapeño mac and cheese earned him both viral infamy and probation has been arrested again.
Luke Gatti, 20, of Long Island, was ordered to attend a substance abuse treatment program after he drunkenly shoved a cafeteria worker in October, calling the manager a “fucking idiot” and spitting in his face.
Gatti was dropped off at the Wellness Resource Center in Boca Raton, Florida on May 27, just hours after he left another detox and rehab center in Fort Lauderdale, according to a police report. When doctors wouldn’t give him medication to ease his pain, Gatti took off barefoot, police say.
He returned to the center several hours later, where an officer tried placing Gatti under protective custody. Gatti struck the cop, police say, and another officer was needed to subdue him. In the police cruiser, Gatti reportedly told cops, “I just want to die.”
Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office tells the Daily News Gatti was released on $5,000 and is expected back in court July 27.
Gatti was charged with second-degree breach of peace and criminal trespass for the October 4 incident at UConn. He later issued a 2-minute, 33-second apology on YouTube, calling the episode a “wake-up call.”
“He gave me so many chances to walk away and I didn’t listen to him, I was just a complete asshole to him instead. No one deserves to be treated that way, ever,” he said.