Doug Ramsey, the Chief Operations Officer of alternative-protein company Beyond Meat, was arrested and charged with terroristic threatening and third-degree battery after an altercation that ended with a man’s nose being bitten and vehicle windows smashed, authorities said. Local news reports suggest that it was a road-rage incident that happened at a parking garage near Razorback Stadium following Arkansas’ victory over Missouri State.
The reports come not long after a civil class action lawsuit was filed against Beyond Meats accusing the company of mislabeling and misrepresenting the protein amounts in their products.
Perhaps Ramsey was feeling a little hangry?
The Beyond Meat COO was arrested for biting a man’s nose. Once again proving you just can’t beat the real thing.
— Douglas A. Boneparth (@dougboneparth) September 19, 2022
Washington County court records show that Ramsey, 53, of Fayetteville, was arrested by University of Arkansas police and booked into jail at 11:14 p.m. Saturday, then was released at 11:19 a.m. Sunday after being charged. Bond for the terroristic threatening charge was $10,000, while bond for the battery charge was $1,085.
A game-day snack?
When you’re the Beyond Meat COO pic.twitter.com/7XsHdzcqya
— ANTIFAldo (@ANTIFAldo) September 19, 2022
Officers were dispatched to the scene, finding “two males with bloody faces” in the parking garage, according to the reports. Authorities said Ramsey was leaving the garage in a traffic lane when a Subaru inched in front of his Bronco.
After the vehicles made contact (via tire), police said Ramsey punched through the back window of the Subaru. Once the Subaru driver exited the vehicle, Ramsey is reported to have grabbed the man and started punching him, biting down on his nose and ripping the tip off the nose of his victim.
What do you have a taste for?
Beyond Meat COO said… pic.twitter.com/uWLWGa9F4m
— logicalgenuine (@logicalgenuine) September 19, 2022
Witnesses to the incident told news outlets that they heard Ramsey threatening to kill the Subaru owner, while exiting their vehicles and attempting to help separate the altercation.
There are no updates on the status of the victim’s nose.
CEO of Beyond Meat: pic.twitter.com/Bfz1v4weik
— wizard. (@wizard88567562) September 19, 2022