Vegan boss arrested for ‘taking a bite of man’s nose’ in road rage row
An executive of a plant-based food company has been arrested after it was claimed he bit a bit a motorists nose so forcefully that it ripped off flesh.
Vegan brand Beyond Meat’s Chief Operating Officer Doug Ramsey allegedly also punched a man after a supposed road rage incident.
Police were called to the University of Arkansas, US, following reports of a confrontation on Saturday night.
The arresting officer, witnesses and the victim claimed Ramsey, 53, attacked the man.
He was taken into custody based on allegations of third-degree battery and making terrorist threats, according to the sheriff’s office.
According to KNWA, police reportedly found “two males with bloody faces”.
A “preliminary report” on the incident alleges the food company boss left his car and “punched through the back windshield” of the other vehicle.
Ramsey then approached the other man, “pulled him in close and started punching his body,” the report stated.
The officer wrote: “Mr. Ramsey also bit the owner’s nose, ripping the flesh on the tip of the nose.
“The owner and the witness also heard Mr. Ramsey threaten to kill the owner of the Subaru.”
He is scheduled to appear in Fayetteville District Court on October 19.
Mirror Online have approach Beyond Meat for comment.
Ramsey was named the COO of the firm in December last year. He had previously worked at Tyson Foods.
Their alternative meat products are on sale across the world and they have signed big money deals with Burger King and McDonald’s to stock the products.
Almost half of meat-eating Brits admit to being “pleasantly surprised” by the taste of plant-based food.
Research of 2,000 adults who eat meat found 46 per cent have previously turned their nose up at “different” foods – only to be surprised by the flavour when they actually try them.
But despite the vegan boom, shares in Beyond Meat have recently fallen sharply recently.
Losing more than 70 per cent of their values this year already, the company has says profits have taken a hit because of the cost-of-living crisis.
Of those who were pleasantly surprised by meat substitutes, meat-free sausages, plant-based mince, and beef-style burgers were considered the tastiest.