Man who went on mac and cheese tirade is arrested in Florida

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)

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — A former University of Connecticut student who went on a drunken, obscenity-laced tirade about jalapeno-bacon macaroni and cheese has been arrested in Florida after an altercation with a police officer.

Luke Gatti was charged May 28 in Boca Raton with battery on an officer and resisting an officer with violence.

A message left at Gatti’s home Tuesday wasn’t immediately returned.

Related: Student who went on mac and cheese tirade to appear in court

Last year, the 20-year-old former UConn student from Bayville, New York, was arrested over his Oct. 4, 2015, outburst in the Student Union. He ranted at and shoved a university food service supervisor for refusing to sell him the macaroni and cheese.

The altercation was caught on video and was widely viewed online.

Gatti was put on probation and released his own video in which he apologized for his actions.

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