Food service worker forgives teen for mac-and-cheese tirade

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Posted: Oct 15, 2015 10:43 AM
Food service worker forgives teen for mac-and-cheese tirade

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — A food service worker involved in a confrontation with a drunken University of Connecticut student who was demanding jalapeno-bacon macaroni and cheese is offering forgiveness.

The Daily Campus (http://bit.ly/1GIoW2j ) student newspaper on Thursday published a letter from Union Street Market chef Bill McKay.

McKay writes that he accepts Luke Gatti's apology but still believes the 19-year-old should be expelled and suggests he join the military.

McKay is shown on video tackling Gatti after the freshman from Bayville, New York, berated and shoved a manager inside the student union Oct. 4.

The chef says it's time for the public to stop beating up on Gatti, who is due in court Nov. 3 on charges of breach of peace and criminal trespass.

Gatti has said he's ashamed of his behavior.