A director of a popular plant-based meat company has been arrested for allegedly biting another man’s nose.
Doug Ramsey, 53, the COO of Beyond Meat, was arrested Saturday in Fayetteville, Arkansas, after a man said Ramsey bit him in the nose in a parking garage after a college football game, according to local news channel KNWA.
A responding police officer said he found “two men with bloodied faces” at the scene, one of whom was later identified as Ramsey.
According to the KNWA, citing a police report, Ramsey was attempting to exit the garage in a Bronco when a Subaru made its way in front of his vehicle.
After the Subaru reportedly touched the tire on the passenger side of the Bronco, Ramsey got out of the vehicle and “beaten through the rear window of the Subaru”, the KNWA reported.
The owner of the Subaru told police that when he got out of the car, Ramsey “pulled him towards him and started beating his body.” According to the man and witnesses who spoke to police, Ramsey is also charged with biting the other man’s nose, “tearing the flesh on the tip of the nose”, and threatening him with death.
Ramsey was taken into custody in the Washington County Jail, where he was charged with terrorist threat and third-degree battery. Prison records show that he was released the next day after paying $11,085 bail.
He’s due Fayetteville District Court on Oct. 19.
Beyond Meat hired Ramsey in December. The company did not immediately respond to The Bharat Express News’s request for comment.