This story is beyond strange. An executive at Beyond Meat was accused of biting a man's nose outside a football game between the Arkansas Razorbacks and Missouri State Bears in Fayetteville, Arkansas, last Saturday.
Doug Ramsey, 52, is the chief operating officer of the vegan meat company. According to a police report, the trouble started after the game in a parking garage when a man driving a Subaru tried to inch in front of Ramsey's Ford Bronco. The driver allegedly bumped into the front wheel of Ramsey's vehicle, causing the Beyond Meat executive to fly into a rage.
The police said that Ramsey jumped out of his SUV and “punched through the back windshield” of the Subaru. When the driver got out of his car to see what was happening, Ramsey “pulled him in close and started punching his body.” Police report that he also “bit the owner's nose, ripping the flesh on the tip of the nose.”
When the police arrived at the scene, they reported finding “two males with bloody faces.”
The Beyond Meat COO was arrested for biting a man's nose. Once again proving you just can't beat the real thing.
— Douglas A. Boneparth (@dougboneparth) September 19, 2022
The police arrested Ramsey on charges of making terroristic threats and 3rd-degree battery. He is scheduled to appear in Fayetteville District Court on October 19.
What is Beyond Meat?
Beyond Meat is a brand of plant-based, vegan “meat” alternatives that include such products as Beyond Beef, Beyond Burgers, and Beyond Breakfast Sausage. Their products are available at grocery stores and restaurants, including Del Taco and Denny's.
Doug Ramsey was named COO of Beyond Meat in December 2021 after a long stint at Tyson Foods.