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UConn 'Mac & cheese kid': 'I am entirely ashamed of my actions'

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Luke Gatti and his family talks with reporters before his court appearance on Monday. (WFSB) Luke Gatti and his family talks with reporters before his court appearance on Monday. (WFSB)
Luke Vincent Gatti. (YouTube/UConn police photo) Luke Vincent Gatti. (YouTube/UConn police photo)
ROCKVILLE, CT (WFSB) -

A former University of Connecticut student accused of going on a physical and verbal tirade about macaroni and cheese told a judge that he was "ashamed" of his actions in court on Monday afternoon.

Luke Gatti, 19, was arrested in October after a viral video depicted him in a confrontation with a cafeteria manager  David Robinson on the Storrs campus.

Police said he was denied service because he had an open container of alcohol.

As a result, Gatti was caught on video shoving the manager and fighting with other students. He was eventually taken to the ground by cafeteria staff and handcuffed by campus police.

Gatti, who has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, came to Rockville Superior Court with his parents on Monday. The judge granted Gatti accelerated rehabilitation with conditions.

Gatti apologized on YouTube and he did so before the judge.

"I am entirely ashamed of my actions," Gatti said.  

Gatti does have a troubled past, according to records. He's also a former University of Massachusetts student who was arrested twice before transferring to UConn. 

During his probation, Gatti will submit to drug counseling and treatment. He cannot use alcohol or drugs during probation. The former UConn student will perform 100 hours of community service at a shelter or soup kitchen at the same place for a year. 

Gatti went to South America where Robinson lives now and apologized to him. Robinson recommended accelerated rehabilitation. 

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