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Beyond Meat COO Doug Ramsey arrested for allegedly biting man’s nose


Douglas Ramsey

Source: Washington County, Arkansas

Beyond Meat Chief Operating Officer Doug Ramsey was arrested this weekend after allegedly biting a person’s nose in an Arkansas parking garage following a school football game.

Ramsey, 53, was charged with terroristic threatening and third-degree battery and booked within the Washington County, Arkansas, jail on Saturday evening. He was released Sunday, based on the Washington County information page.

Ramsey and Beyond Meat didn’t immediately reply to requests for comment from CNBC.

The altercation happened in a parking garage near Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville after a University of Arkansas football game, based on a preliminary police report. Local television station KNWA/Fox24 first reported Ramsey’s arrest.

Ramsey allegedly punched through the back windshield of a Subaru after it made contact with the front tire of Ramsey’s automotive. The Subaru owner then got out of his automotive, and Ramsey allegedly began punching him and bit his nose, “ripping the flesh on the tip of the nose,” based on the report. The victim and a witness also alleged that Ramsey told the Subaru owner he would kill him.

Campus police declined to comment to CNBC, citing an ongoing investigation.

Ramsey has been the operating chief of Beyond Meat since December. The food company has been facing skepticism from investors over disappointing sales, operating challenges and its long-term growth prospects. The stock has fallen 73% this 12 months, dragging its market cap all the way down to $1.09 billion. Just three years ago, the corporate was valued at $13.4 billion.

Before joining the maker of meat alternatives, Ramsey spent three many years at Tyson Foods, overseeing its poultry and McDonald’s businesses. Tyson’s headquarters are in Springdale, Arkansas.

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