Doug Ramsey, the chief operating officer of Beyond Meat, was detained this past weekend following a college football game in Arkansas after biting a man’s nose, according to reports.
On Saturday night, 53-year-old Ramsey was arrested and lodged in the Washington County jail on charges of making terroristic threats and third-degree violence. According to the web page for Washington County, Arkansas, he was released on Sunday.
CNBC’s inquiries for response from Ramsey and Beyond Meat were not immediately answered.
A preliminary police report states that the confrontation took place after the University of Arkansas football game in a parking garage close to Razorback Stadium. Ramsey’s arrest was initially reported by local television station KNWA/Fox24.
After a Subaru made contact with the front tyre of Ramsey’s vehicle, Ramsey allegedly smashed through the back window of the Subaru. As soon as the Subaru driver stepped out of his car, Ramsey allegedly began beating 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.
According to CNBC, campus police declined to comment because there is still an open case.
Since December, Ramsey has served as the company’s operations director. Investors have been sceptical of the food company’s long-term growth potential due to its underwhelming sales performance. The stock’s market value has decreased to $1.09 billion as a result of its 73% decline this year. The corporation was valued at $13.4 billion just three years ago.
Ramsey managed Tyson Foods’ poultry and McDonald’s operations for three decades before joining the company that makes meat substitutes. The Tyson corporate offices are in Springdale, Arkansas.