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Ex-UConn student faces arraignment for mac ‘n’ cheese tirade

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Luke Gatti

ROCKVILLE — A former University of Connecticut student who went on a drunken and obscenity-laced tirade about macaroni and cheese last month is facing his first court appearance.

Luke Gatti is scheduled to be arraigned on misdemeanor breach of peace and trespassing charges Monday 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, where he ranted at and shoved a university food service supervisor for refusing to sell him jalapeno-bacon macaroni and cheese.

The incident was caught on a video that has been widely viewed on the Internet.

Gatti later apologized in a video he posted online.

Gatti is no longer enrolled at UConn. School officials won’t say if he was expelled or left on his own.