Ex-student applies for probation over mac and cheese rant

This undated photo provided by the University of Connecticut police department shows student Luke Gatti, 19, of Bayville, N.Y., who was arrested Sunday night, Oct. 4, 2015, following an altercation over purchasing macaroni and cheese at a market on the school's Storrs, Conn., campus. A 9-minute, obscenity-laced video clip went viral, showing Gatti arguing with and eventually shoving a manager at a food court inside the school's student union. (University of Connecticut Police Department via AP)

ROCKVILLE, Conn. (AP) — A former University of Connecticut student who went on a drunken, obscenity-laced tirade about jalapeno-bacon macaroni and cheese last month has applied for probation.

The Hartford Courant reports (http://cour.at/1LvIEPw ) that Luke Gatti applied for accelerated rehabilitation on Monday at Rockville Superior Court.

The 19-year-old former freshman from Bayville, New York, faces misdemeanor breach of peace and trespassing charges following his arrest Oct. 4. He ranted at and shoved a university food service supervisor in the Student Union for refusing to sell him the macaroni and cheese.

The altercation was caught on a video and has been widely viewed online.

Gatti later apologized.

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