An unfulfilled nighttime mac & cheese craving can drive people to some extreme lengths, but one UConn freshman took it to a whole other level on Sunday -- and was promptly shut down in the most spectacular fashion.
19-year-old Luke Vincent Gatti entered the Union Street Market on campus, open bottle of beer in hand, and conveyed one simple request to the staff within: "Just gimme some fuckin'... bacon... jalapeño mac 'n cheese." When the location supervisor cruelly informed him that, because of his belligerent attitude, he would have to return the following day to obtain his precious mac & cheese, Gatti responded by insulting and shoving the man. All's fair in love and the pursuit of sweet, cheesy goodness.
As the 9-minute saga unfolded, it wasn't until the third shove (around 6:14) that another staff member stepped in and locked Gatti up in a full nelson, squatting firmly on his chest until the police arrive. He's since been charged with breach of the peace and criminal trespass, with bail set at $1,500, and is scheduled to appear in court on October 13th. Given his history of run-ins with the law, this might not end too well.
Thrillist reached out to Gatti, offering to transport him to NYC and pay for him to finally get some of the treasured mac 'n cheese he so desperately sought, but as of this writing, he has yet to reply.
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Gianni Jaccoma is a staff writer for Thrillist, and he really hopes he wasn't this douchey at 19. Follow his mac & cheese cravings on Twitter @gjaccoma, and send your news tips to firstname.lastname@example.org