The CEO of Beyond Meat was detained at Razorback Stadium after biting a man’s nose off
Food company CEO Doug Ramsey was arrested on two counts after an incident involving the bite of a man’s nose in a Fayetteville parking garage on Saturday night.
Doug Ramsey, 53, of Fayetteville, was arrested on September 17 and charged with third-degree assault and making terroristic threats.
Based on what we know so far, the event happened in a parking garage near to Razorback Stadium after Arkansas beat Missouri State.
Immediately after 10 o’clock, “a disturbance that had previously occurred in the Stadium Drive Parking Garage (SDPG).” prompted the dispatch of a police officer to Gate 15. There were two witnesses, both of whom had been cut by something and were bleeding from the face.
The officer alleges that Ramsey was trying to leave the facility in the traffic lane when a Subaru “inched his way” in front of his Bronco, making contact with the front passenger’s side tyre. The police report states that Ramsey “punched through the back windshield of the Subaru.” as he exited his vehicle.
When the Subaru’s owner got out, he said that Ramsey “pulled him in close and started pounding his body,” In one account, Ramsey is claimed to have “bit the owner’s nose, shredding the flesh on the tip of the nose,”
According to the victim and the witness, Ramsey was overheard saying that he was going to “threaten to kill” the Subaru’s owner. Both sets of passengers got out of their vehicles and helped to physically separate the combatants.
Ramsey was arrested at 10:27 p.m. and brought to the Washington County Jail.
When Beyond Meat needed a new chief operating officer in December 2021, they turned to Ramsey. According to Tyson Foods’ website, Ramsey is now the president of McDonald’s internationally as of 2019.
Ramsey has worked in the poultry division of Tyson Foods since 1992. The company website also mentions that Doug “sits on the company’s Executive Safety Council and [was] a champion of team member safety,”
A representative for the company stated that Ramsey left Tyson of his own choice last year, unrelated to the current situation.
He has a court date in Fayetteville District Court set on October 19.