Drunk student caught on camera fighting with manager over mac and cheese

Posted at 11:18 PM, Oct 06, 2015


Mansfield, CT.- How serious is getting an order of bacon-jalapeño mac and cheese? For 19-year-old Luke Gatti, it is serious enough to start a physical altercation and a charge.

Gatti, who attends the University of Connecticut, became upset with a worker when he could not get his food at a campus dining facility. The manager of the Union Street Market refused to serve Gatti because the student had been drinking while in the Market.

Gatti’s violent confrontation with the manager was caught on video by an onlooker and shows him cursing and shoving the man before police arrive.

Gatti has yet to release a statement and UConn declined to discuss the student’s individual case.

A student at UConn, however, gave a few comments.

“I think the kid was in a state where he had absolutely no idea what he was doing, but regardless that was so inappropriate,” Sarah Polcaro, a sophomore stated. “He should not have been in that situation.”

Gatti has a history of disorderly conduct in two previous cases; one before he was a student at UConn and one when he was a student at the University of Massachusetts.

The mac-and-cheese lover is now due in court on October 13 facing charges of first-degree criminal trespass and second-degree breach of peace.