Man known for ‘mac-and-cheese’ tirade set to return to court

A former University of Connecticut student who gained national attention for a drunken tirade over bacon-jalapeno macaroni and cheese is scheduled to be returned to South Florida this month after a judge in Connecticut revoked the terms of his probation.

Luke Gatti, 20, of Bayville, N.Y., is accused of attacking a Boca Raton police officer in May while he was staying at a detox facility. He made an appearance before a Connecticut Superior Court Judge Monday in connection to the UConn incident, the Manchester (Conn.) Journal-Inquirer said.

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Judge John Farley terminated the special probation that was given to Gatti for his tirade and scuffle last October with UConn food service workers over not being served bacon and jalapeno macaroni cheese, the Journal-Inquirer said. The incident was caught on video and went viral.

The probation, which would have erased the Connecticut charges, was terminated because of Gatti’s May 27 arrest in Boca Raton, the Journal-Inquirer said. According to Boca Raton police, officers were called to the Wellness Resource Center on that day regarding an unruly patient.

An employee reported that Gatti had arrived from a detox center in Fort Lauderdale and was going through severe withdrawals, police said.

Officers reportedly tried to place Gatti into protective custody after he made suicidal statements.