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UConn's 'Mac 'n' Cheese' Boy Apologizes for Profanity Laced Tirade

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By    |   Tuesday, 13 Oct 2015 03:42 PM

The UConn freshman responsible for the mac ‘n’ cheese cafeteria rant that went viral last week posted a video on YouTube Sunday in which he apologized for his drunken tirade.

Freshman Luke Gatti, 19, from Long Island, posted the two-and-a-half minute video to YouTube, saying that he deeply regretted the embarrassing rant that resulted when he showed up to the Union Street Market on Oct. 4 with an open alcohol container demanding bacon-jalapeno mac 'n' cheese. He was refused service and proceeded to throw a temper tantrum, even physically assaulting food supervisor Dave Robinson in the process, according to the New York Post.

“Nobody deserves to be treated that way, ever,” Gatti said of Robinson in the apology video. “He gave me so many chances to walk away, and I didn’t listen to him . . . At the time I was, to say the least, very intoxicated . . . I was just watching [the video] and saying, ‘Oh, my God, like what the hell is wrong with me?'”

Gatti, who was twice arrested for disorderly conduct in 2014 while he was a student at the University of Massachusetts, was taken into police custody and has since been charged with second-degree breach of peace and criminal trespass.

In the aftermath of the UConn mac 'n' cheese incident, Luke’s father Vincent Gatti told the Hartford Courant that his family had experienced a “barrage of yelling, screaming, cursing, obnoxious, horrible, hateful, spiteful people” condemning his son’s behavior.

“He’s a kid that made a bad mistake,” Vincent Gatti said. “My son was wrong and feels terrible about this.”

UConn freshman Sadie Rumsey set up a GoFundMe account in the wake of the incident to show support and gratitude for the cafeteria workers, according to The Associated Press.

“A top-20 research university shouldn't have to be redeeming its name after one bad egg goes and ruins our reputation,” Rumsey said, according to the AP.

Gatti is set to appear in court on Tuesday. Contrary to reports, he is still enrolled at UConn, the Courant reported.

Warning: The video below contains strong language.



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