Doug Ramsey, the chief operating officer of Beyond Meat, was detained this past weekend after being accused of biting a man’s nose in a parking garage in Arkansas after a college football game.
Ramsey, 53, was arrested on suspicion of making terroristic threats and third-degree battery on Saturday night and lodged in the Washington County, Arkansas, jail. According to the Washington County information page, he was released on Sunday.
Ramsey and Beyond Meat made no statements.
A preliminary police report states that the altercation took place following a University of Arkansas football game in a parking garage close to Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville. The arrest of Ramsey was first reported by local television station KNWA/Fox24.
After a Subaru made contact with the front tire of Ramsey’s vehicle, Ramsey allegedly punched through the back windshield of the Subaru.
As soon as the Subaru driver got out of his car, Ramsey allegedly began punching him and biting off some of the flesh on the tip of his nose. Additionally, according to the victim and a witness, Ramsey allegedly threatened to kill the Subaru owner.
The Campus Police did not offer any remarks either.
Since December, Ramsey has served as the company’s operating director. Investors have been skeptical of the food company’s long-term growth prospects due to its underwhelming sales performance. The stock’s market cap has decreased to $1.09 billion as a result of its 73 per cent decline this year. The company was valued at $13.4 billion just three years ago.
Ramsey managed Tyson Foods’ poultry and McDonald’s businesses for three decades before joining the company that makes meat substitutes. The Tyson corporate offices are in Springdale, Arkansas.
(Adapted from LiveMint.com)