In an alleged traffic dispute following a University of Arkansas Razorback football game, Beyond Meat COO Doug Ramsey was arrested for biting a man’s nose. Charges against Ramsey include terroristic threatening and third-degree battery.
Perhaps he is a meat eater after all.
The Chief Operating Officer of El Segundo-based Beyond Meat was arrested on a pair of charges after allegedly biting a man’s nose in a parking garage in Fayetteville, Arkansas, on Saturday night.
Doug Ramsey, 53, of Fayetteville, was arrested on September 17 on charges of terroristic threatening and third-degree battery. According to a preliminary report, the incident happened at a parking garage near Razorback Stadium following the University of Arkansas’ victory over Missouri State.
Just after 10 p.m. local time, an officer was dispatched to Gate 15 for “a disturbance that had previously occurred in the Stadium Drive Parking Garage (SDPG).” The responding officer found “two males with bloody faces” at the scene.
The officer spoke with both parties and a witness before determining Ramsey had allegedly been in the traffic lane of the structure, attempting to leave, when a Subaru “inched his way” in front of Ramsey’s Bronco, making contact with the front passenger side tire. Ramsey allegedly got out of his vehicle and “punched through the back windshield of the Subaru.”
The owner of the Subaru then allegedly got out and stated Ramsey “pulled him in close and started punching his body.” According to the report, Ramsey also “bit the owner’s nose, ripping the flesh on the tip of the nose.”
The victim and the witness reported hearing Ramsey “threaten to kill” the owner of the Subaru. Occupants of both vehicles got out and helped separate the parties.
Ramsey was arrested and booked into the Washington County jail.
He is scheduled to appear in Fayetteville District Court on October 19.
According to Beyond Meat’s website:
Doug Ramsey joined Beyond Meat as Chief Operating Officer in December 2021. Before joining Beyond Meat, Mr. Ramsey served as Head of Retail Poultry Operations for Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) from May 2021 until December 2021. Mr. Ramsey served in various other roles at Tyson Foods, which he joined in 1992, including President, Global McDonalds Business from January 2019 to April 2021, Group President Poultry from August 2017 to January 2019, President Poultry from March 2017 to August 2017 and SVP/GM Big Bird Value Added from April 2014 to March 2017. Mr. Ramsey received his BS in Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations from Southern Arkansas University.