Student who went on mac and cheese tirade to appear in court

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ROCKVILLE, Conn. -- A former University of Connecticut student is set to make his first court appearance after going on a drunken and obscenity-laced tirade against university food service workers for refusing to sell him jalapeno-bacon macaroni and cheese.

Luke Gatti is scheduled to be arraigned on misdemeanor breach of peace and trespassing charges Tuesday in Rockville Superior Court.

The 19-year-old former freshman from Bayville, New York, was arrested after the Oct. 4 outburst in the Student Union, which was captured on a video widely viewed on the Internet. Gatti argued with a food service supervisor and shoved him.

Gatti later apologized in a video posted online.

University officials said last week that Gatti was no longer enrolled at UConn. It wasn't clear if he was expelled or left on his own accord.

Luke Gatti

Luke Gatti

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