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|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 10/30/2015

Mac and cheese mayhem 

STORRS, CT — Workers at a food court at the University of Connecticut probably see all kinds of hijinks from students, but one particular individual recently crossed the line. Luke Gatti, a 19-year-old freshman, went on an obscenity-laced tirade against service workers when they refused to sell him jalapeno-bacon macaroni and cheese, according to the Associated Press. Gatti’s drunken 10-minute meltdown was, of course, captured on video. The student ended up pushing a supervisor, who maintained his cool, while other employees came out from behind the counter to try to diffuse the situation. Since the incident — which eventually saw a police officer taking Gatti away in handcuffs — students have started an online fundraiser to show their support for the food service workers. And Gatti posted an online video apologizing for his outburst. “Nobody deserves to be treated that way, ever,’’ he said. “I was just watching it and saying ‘Oh, my God, like what the hell is wrong with me?’’’