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UConn Student's Mac-And-Cheese Tantrum Goes Viral, Ending In Arrest

Luke Vincent Gatti
Luke Vincent Gatti Photo Credit: University of Connecticut Police

The YouTube video of a University of Connecticut student drunkenly demanding mac and cheese and throwing a tantrum in the Student Union in Storrs has gone viral with over 1.5 million views.

You can watch the nine-minute incident at YouTube . — warning, it's not suitable for work due to language.

You can judge the incident for yourself. But according to the official UConn police report, at about 9:55 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, a caller reported a verbal disturbance in the Union Street Market in the Student Union.

At 9:56 p.m., a 911 caller reported the male student was refusing to leave the market and the disturbance had become physical, police said.

When officers arrived at 9:57 p.m., they saw Luke Vincent Gatti being detained by Union Street Market employees. Officers took Gatti into custody and learned through statements that he had been refused service due to drinking alcohol in the market, police said.

As the video shows and as police say in the report, after being told to leave several times, Gatti refused and became verbally and physically abusive with staff. Gatti shoved the manager several times before he was detained by staff, police said.

Gatti, 19, of Bayville N.Y., was arrested and transported to UConn Police Headquarters for processing.

He was charged with second-degree breach of peace and criminal trespass. Bond was set at $1,500.

"Federal student privacy provisions prevent UConn from discussing potential discipline cases involving individual students," said a statement from UConn spokesman Stephanie Reitz. "Generally speaking, any UConn student found to have violated the provisions of the Student Code may face penalties imposed by the Division of Student Affairs that range from probation to expulsion."

And it wasn't Gatti's first brush with the law on campus. The Hartford Courant reports he was previously a student at the University of Massachusetts and was twice arrested last year on disorderly conduct charges. During one of those arrests, he was accused of using a racial slur against a police officer, The Courant said.

Watch the full video of the UConn tantrum here on YouTube .

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