An executive of a vegan food company has been charged with a felony and making a terrorist threat after an altercation outside a football game, Arkansas officials said, after he was accused of biting a man on the nose. Beyond Meat chief operating officer Doug Ramsey has been charged over Saturday’s game between the Arkansas Razors and the Missouri Bears in Fayetteville, Arkansas, according to Fayetteville TV station KNWA. A road rage attack was launched.
He was released on Sunday after issuing a $11,085 bond, Court records show.
A police report said the 53-year-old Fayetteville man assaulted another man who tried to approach him in the driveway of a parking lot and engaged with a wheel on Ramsay’s SUV touch. A police officer responding to the reported disturbance arrived to find “two males with blood on their faces,” the report said.
After speaking with Ramsay, another man and a witness, the officer determined Ramsay had stepped out of his SUV and “punched through the rear windshield of another vehicle.” The driver of the other car said that as he got out of the car, Ramsay “pulled him closer and started punching him in the body” and also “bited the owner’s nose and tore the flesh on the tip of his nose,” the officer reported. .
The man and witnesses also reported hearing Ramsay “threatening to kill” the man.
Beyond Meat did not respond to messages from the station and The Associated Press seeking comment.
Ramsey joined Beyond Meat in December as chief operating officer after 30 years at Tyson Foods.
“I’m proud to join its mission to produce delicious products that are healthier for our customers and more sustainable for our planet,” Ramsay said at his appointment.