The COO of Beyond Meat has been arrested for allegedly biting another man’s nose, and that’s definitely not a plant-based substitute, mate. 

Finally a story that’s both literally and figuratively too on the nose. Doug Ramsey was arrested by police in Fayetteville, Arkansas, after a man alleged Ramsey bit him on the nose in a car park following a college football game, as per The Huffington Post.

According to a responding police officer, he discovered “two males with bloody faces” at the scene, one of whom was later identified as Ramsey.

The incident occurred after Ramsey’s vehicle was interrupted by the other man’s Subaru as he attempted to leave the car park. After the cars collided, Ramsey reportedly go out of his vehicle and “punched through the back windshield of the Subaru.”

The Subaru’s owner alleged that when he got out of the car, Ramsey “pulled him in close and started punching his body.” Ramsey has also been accused of biting the other man’s nose, which resulted in him “ripping the flesh on the tip of the nose.” He also allegedly threatened to kill the other man, according to witnesses.

Ramsey was taken into custody at Washington County Jail, where he was charged with terroristic threatening and third-degree battery. He was released the following day after posting bond. He’s now due in Fayetteville District Court on October 19th.

Ramsey joined Beyond Meat late last year. The Los Angeles-based company has been producing plant-based meat substitutes for a decade, including options in the beef, pork, and poultry categories.

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Beyond Meat’s products include the Beyond Burger, the world’s first plant-based burger that “looks, cooks, and tastes like a fresh beef burger.” The Beyond Burger is available at select outlets across Australia, including at select IGA stores, Woolworths and Coles.

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