Monday, September 15, 2014

Repeat Party Offender

Luke V. Gatti (center) and father (right) appear before Judge John Payne this morning

Apparently Phillips Street, alcohol, Luke Gatti and late night weekends, make for a bad combination.  Perhaps because he's only 18-years-old, but still no excuse for such outlandish behavior.

Arrested two weeks ago on Phillips Street for disorderly conduct (which included calling a detective the N-word), this time around Mr. Gatti seemed to go out of his way to get arrested yet again on that same notorious street, and when taken back to the police station, assaulted an officer. 

With his father looking on, Luke Gatti was arraigned this morning before Judge John Payne who set bail at $250, taken out of the $1,000 bail posted over the weekend to get out of jail. 

Noting the arrest only two weeks ago Judge Payne said to Gatti,  "I'm a little concerned you're going to pull a trifecta before the month is over."

Gatti will appear in Eastern Hampshire District Court with his hired lawyer on October 15 for a pre-trial conference.

Unless of course, in the meantime, he gets arrested again. 

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97 comments:

keithw said...

Larry, any truth to the claim that the officer who was assaulted suffered an injury?

Larry Kelley said...

I believe so.

I'm waiting for my AFD weekend run report to see if he was transported to CDH.

Anonymous said...

He is LUCKY that this is Amherst PD (kindler gentler law enforcement). If this clown assaulted a big city cop (think Springfield, Worcester Boston…etc) they would have had to arraign him from the hospital… seriously. My buddy took a swing at a cop in Providence once. Haven't seem him since. That was 17 years ago.

Anonymous said...

What a little punk this kid is! Daddy, mommy, please help me, send lawyers guns and money I need to get back to class.

Larry Kelley said...

Safe bet UMass will bounce him for at least a semester.

Anonymous said...

Nice Warren Zevon reference!!

Went home with a waitress, the way I always do. How was I to know she was with the Russians too? I was gambling in Havana, I took a little risk. Send lawyers, guns and money. Dad get me outta this! HAH!

Should be the UMass fight song.

Anonymous said...

Larry,

When is that report on the blow out to be released?

Larry Kelley said...

Any day now. Or the end of the month. Depending on who you believe.

Anonymous said...

His parents are paying for the little monster they created. Hopefully he gets suspended and they can deal with him some more. I hope the town gets the message"hire more public safety!"

DaveMB said...

The Gazette now confirms that an APD officer was injured while arresting Mr. Gatti:

http://www.gazettenet.com/news/colleges/umassamherst/13569910-95/two-amherst-police-officers-hurt-in-separate-sunday-incidents

Larry Kelley said...

Typo in that story: Gatti is 18, not 28.

Anonymous said...

Consider that he may actually be innocent, that means that you're being fed lies by a much more evil group of individuals. Do some real investigation and seek the truth instead of regurgitating what a select group want you to believe.

Larry Kelley said...

Yeah, 9/11 was an inside job, Elvis lives, and Kennedy was killed by the CIA.

Anonymous said...

The The student was on his way home when he foolishly approached the officers for help. It's not quite as elaborate a hoax as any of your examples but maybe the truth will help do more good for Amherst than the current dribble that you've posted. And isn't that the purpose of a blog?

Anonymous said...

At least you've finally dispensed with even the pretense of journalism.

Defendants are acquitted every day, and "innocent until proven guilty" is the bedrock of our justice system.

I'm curious what you think our flag stands for, if anything. Do you just wave and defend it as a symbol of your "tribe", the way a sports fan waves his team's colors?

Anonymous said...

There is a disgusting and well coordinated attack on this individual. This young man is a exceptional student and has never had previous trouble with the law. These are allegations and NOT facts. The real criminality in this case is the coordinated cyber bullying effort that is being fueled by lies.

Larry Kelley said...

You seem to have no trouble responding here.

Tell Mr. Gatti (father or son) I would be happy to publish a statement from him.

Anonymous said...

Cyber-bullying. That's a new one. Been threatened with that before, Larry?

Larry Kelley said...

I think he's saying I'm a cyber bully for publishing, you know, public documents.

Anonymous said...

How did you obtain the picture of him in the courtroom? It is illegal in Mass for you to take pictures in there

Anonymous said...

I'd like to know how a handcuffed individual was able to assault and batter a police officer at the police station?

keithw said...

Anon 1:07

I haven't finished my first cup of coffee and I can think of half a dozen ways to assault someone with hands cuffed in back.

Larry Kelley said...

According to the PD Statement of Facts (which I will publish later this morning) he kicked the officer in the leg.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Larry, as you noted I am not having any difficulty posting to your blog. NOTE: the previous comment used the word 'coordinated' along with 'cyber bullying' as you're not the only website drawing conclusions from allegations.
How fortunate we are to live in a society where innocence prevails until guilt is proven.

I'm wondering to what extent some of the people of Amherst are willing to compromise their humanity under the guise of improving the community.

Larry would you help a friend by deliberately disparaging someone else's reputation on your blog? Or would you condone brutality and believe it justifiable because the practice is supposedly for the greater good?

Anonymous said...

OK Anon 12:55 am

Cite the chapter and section of the Mass General Laws.

You can't.

Anonymous said...

Hah, someone here is defending the kid so hard. Seems like the kid is indeed a douchebag all around, as evidenced by this altercation over Mac and Cheese:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovD178AhhSc

Given his behavior on video tape, it's not surprising at all he would have these run-ins with the police as well. But I'm sure these two arrests were just the police conspiring to defame this young man for no reason.

Anonymous said...

the "exceptional student," seen here assaulting cafeteria workers at UConn https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ovD178AhhSc

Anonymous said...

Just curious if you still stand by this ... Apparently he is back at it again this time at uconn. His parents should be sending him off to rehab at this point and not college.

Larry Kelley said...

Of course I stand by it.

I try to rely on "public documents" when I do these types of stories, so they are pretty easy to stand by.

But yes, I'm surprised his Dad did not get him the help he so obviously needs after these two incidents in Amherst.

Ravens461 said...

You look like even more of an idiot now, than you did back then.

Unknown said...

So now that there's actual footage of him being an asshole, are you done with your bullshit?

Anonymous said...

all the people defending him here can go fuck them self's, FUCK YOU for defending this self entitled piece of garbage, the only cunts defending this piece of shit is either his cock sucking friends or his shit eating father, You self entitled cunts can go eat a bullet, you cock sucking douche bags is the reason why people shoot up schools.

Anonymous said...

Wow! Your blog was mentioned on Gawker. When worlds collide!

http://gawker.com/drunken-uconn-shithead-wants-his-mac-and-cheese-right-n-1734921768

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Simple. Spitting.

Anonymous said...

The anonymous guy above was probably his old lawyer or dad. It seemed like a conspiracy theorist until he personally vouched for the douchebag kid in question.

Now the whole world can see what an entitled little prick he really is.

Anonymous said...

Alumnus of UConn, writing administration in support of his expulsion. This isn't the mistake of an innocent, it's a problem of who he is. And whatever it be, he doesn't deserve any academic credentials from the State of Connecticut now or in the future.

http://www.courant.com/breaking-news/hc-uconn-mac-n-cheese-kid-viral-20151006-story.html

Anonymous said...

Oh the irony. This individual called a police officer a "n-----," and a restaurant manager a faggot. Plus he got physical and literally spit on them.

There is absolutely no excuse for the behavior of this self-entitled brat. Yet, you defended him anyway. How does it feel to be complicit in the douche-baggery of this moron??? Now shut your entitled mouths and go study.

KennethCB said...

Douche Hand Luke is clearly a little shit, but just think what awful people his parents must be.

Adam said...

Yea the kid is a entitled little asshole, and while he is of age, being 20 years old myself, I've seen kids at college carry on in ridiculous ways as well. While it was never to the extent of what happened in the video at UCONN, people do dumb stuff when they're drunk. He's especially stupid for allowing himself to do this at a new school. With all that said though, why bother sitting online and talking shit about the kid?? Like yea he's a spoiled brat, but many people are. Let him live his life and everyone else live your own.

Edser said...

I love the ending to this story, him crying over his shoes.

Anonymous said...

Looks like he finally completed the Tri-fecta with his Mac N Cheese arrest in UCONN. Seriously, this kid doesn't want help. Maybe some jail time would be good for him.

Anonymous said...

https://youtu.be/ovD178AhhSc

This is a video of him, with the Mac'N'Cheese incident. He was 19, drunk, drinking alcohol in an area that specifically had rules against it, and assaulted multiple people in the building.

Just in case people still think this was an elaborate conspiracy by the police to arrest him for whatever bizarre reason people can come up with.

Anonymous said...

The father looks like a total idiot too!

Anonymous said...

It was being asked if the defenders still stood by those claims, not whether you stand by publishing this story.

Ravens461 said...

You look like even more of an idiot now, than you did back then.

Anonymous said...

The kid needs help now. Watch the video. Watch the video. Hey dad...LOCK up your weapons now. Hey Mom...Hide your meds. He has issues...help him now.

Sufficient Grace said...

Seriously? You must not be able to process the video. His behavior was abhorrent.

Sufficient Grace said...

"Exceptional" also can be defined as impaired as in cognitively impaired.

Whitecrow Botanicals said...

How would you like a plate of crow for dinner? Here's your little angel...still think he's an exceptional boy?
He is exceptional, an exceptionally entitled little brat.

Anonymous said...

Funny how people said he was an exceptional student and would never repeat the behavior....

http://www.courant.com/breaking-news/hc-uconn-mac-n-cheese-kid-viral-20151006-story.html

Anonymous said...

I'm here for some jalapeno bacon mac n cheese.

Anonymous said...

Look at the parents when a kid acts like that. I'm sure this is a routine repeated by his father in front of him a hundred times from the time he was a little brat, which he still is. The twerp is still responsible for what he did, but he'd have been better off with better examples

Rod said...

And right there the father makes a mistake by bailing him out. Kid is never going to learn to stand on his own two feet and take responsibility if daddy keeps him out of jail. And trust me..I know it works. My brother had similar problems and my mother kept bailing him out..a total of three times. I finally convinced her that if he got arrested again, he would have deal with it on his own. And sure enough, he was arrested again and my mother refused to bail him out. He sat in the county jail for 42 days. Gave him some time to think, and to realize my mom wasn't going to put up with his behavior anymore. That was over three years ago and he hasn't been in trouble since. I'm sure it doesn't work with every kid...but it's always worth a try.

Jeff G said...

Adam, you say a lot of people are like that's something to be proud of. There's a distinct lack of respect in the youth of today, and it's getting worse. People want to know why mass shootings are increasing, this is a prime example. Spoiled little disrespectful shits with no care or concern for others that blame everyone but themselves for their own mistakes, then lash out at society for not bowing to their will. The parents not disciplining their children are the ones truly to blame, but even that only goes so far. Even spoiled turds like this guy know that what they do isn't right, no matter how crappy their parents were, they just lack the empathy it takes to be a decent human being. If the parents don't teach their children discipline, someone else might, in a way less gentle manner. Personally I don't understand why the charges for this most recent incident weren't assault charges.

maggieb said...

Two things bother me most. First, how quickly this young man used words like "f****t" and "ret**d" when insulting someone - who raises their kid to talk like that? Second, how his parents have clearly enabled a serious alcoholic by hiring attorneys and transferring him to a new university rather than (apparently) sending him to rehab (or if they did, it didn't "take"). We can all be stupid when we're drunk but parents have no excuse to be stupid while their kid is drunk.

Martin Mann said...
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Martin Mann said...

There is a video now, genius

Anonymous said...

Listen. Your son is a dickbag. Plain and simple. Also, you suck at parenting.

Anonymous said...

Kudos to the manager and staff for professional handling of such a difficult situation. The University should be proud of those employees!

Anonymous said...

"Exceptional"? Okayyy! Kid hates his parents and we will pay the price. Dad knows the truth and will do anything to keep this p o.s kid outta the house.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely - they went above and beyond. That entitled little peckerwood would have lasted 2 minutes in my Catholic high school forget calling the cops - the Irish Christian brothers would have beaten him to a pulp.

Anonymous said...

This young man is a punk. He is fortunate he has "engaged" adult males who are mature and have personal control, otherwise this little turd would have already had his butt kicked numerous times. Daddy better start saving his money because this puke is going to cost him big time!

Larry Kelley said...

Oh I think he already has.

UMass kicked him out only one month into the semester (and they do not give refunds).

His appearances in Eastern Hampshire District Court cost him only $250 in fines but his lawyer probably charged that per hour.

Elaine Williams said...

One of these "Anonymous" posters who is giving Larry Kelley a raft of shit for what he's reporting - has got to be this kid or one of his parents. Who else would defend such obnoxious behavior? Unedited videos do not lie. In his case once he discovers that his sore attempt at bullying the cafe manager is being taped, his behavior becomes even more obnoxious. I imagine he thought he looked and sounded very cool, very in control of the situation. The end of the video bears out an entirely different kid. Alcohol is not your friend and neither are your parents. A sentence of 30 days where he has to watch himself having an alcohol fueled tantrum 24/7 may help

Duh Duh said...

"Unless of course, in the meantime, he gets arrested again. "

Done.

Anonymous said...

What the dumbass kid did was not just assault, it was assault and battery. Assault is "an attempt or offer to do violence to another, with or without battery". Battery is any unwanted contact, including "touching in an offensive manner". As soon as the kid shoved the manager, he was guilty of assault and battery, and the manager would have been completely justified in dropping the little jerk.

adp said...

I went to high school with this kid. I once dunked on him in a pick up game and he got really mad.

Anonymous said...

What happened to the anon that was defending this child?

Michael Daniel said...

this kid is a piece of shit

Anonymous said...

Repeat, repeat, repeat offender...


http://www.courant.com/breaking-news/hc-uconn-mac-n-cheese-kid-viral-20151006-story.html

...at least he's a Husky (for the time being) and no longer a Minuteman.

Anonymous said...

That kid's just a drunk. http://www.ktvu.com/news/30737808-story

Anonymous said...

He should be convicted of charges, I mean c'mon they have him on video!
This boy SHOULD be expelled! I mean that's a no brainer!
He needs Rehab and counseling! by himself AND with his family!

Marc Bilodeau said...

Go directly to jail. Do not pass go. Do not collect two hundred dollars.

John Mahoney said...

Check this out. He is famous now.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=43&v=ovD178AhhSc

Anonymous said...

Ass of a kid and dumb parents obviously. Arrested third time at UConn and kicked out of a second college all in one year. This kid obviously has mental issues and no future. Homophobic and racist too-good job parents!

Larry Kelley said...

A year ago when I covered his antics I actually wondered if maybe he had Tourette Syndrome. Or maybe just a dumb ass.

Probably the latter.

Anonymous said...

Amazing amount of info re: both parents out there.....

Anonymous said...

His life is over. This video will live FOREVER. He has zero chance of ever getting meaningful work. Hope he gets drunk again soon and stumbles into traffic. Better world.

Anonymous said...

This entitled d-bag's life is over. He just toasted his future. Karma.

Paula said...

This kid would benefit from rehabilitation. How could this video prove otherwise to him and his supporters if they watch it? Put your energy into getting him help, instead of defending him.

Adam said...

Hahhahah what do you have to say now?

Anonymous said...

"With his father looking on, Luke Gatti was arraigned this morning before Judge John Payne who set bail at $250, taken out of the $1,000 bail posted over the weekend to get out of jail."

this paragraph makes no sense at all. Whoever wrote this story is a serious hack

Anonymous said...

that video was amusing.. admittedly he is a self entitled dumbass who isnt learning his lessons.. but he will eventually pay for this... but the video... THAT was funny.. so many people have done so many worse things while drunk.. including myself when i was younger... but the dramatization of this thing was epic... the big bad manager refusing service... what a douche.. the kid was polite enough at the start,, but the manager giving out lectures.. go get your mop ya knob! and that guy who put him in a full nelson wow that guy just hit back at his shitty life... acting like he's some sort of hero... you're not gonna hit him... jeez dude chillax it was tiny push from an off balance drunk teenager that was pretty much leaving... overreact much?
hilarious video.. comedy gold.

Anonymous said...

Oh, we haven't heard the last of this little creep- stay tuned for his further adventures. His behaviors WILL escalate, and definitely end badly. Let's just hope that the next judge he sees hard lines him, and locks him up for a good long time- he deserves it.

Windy Girl said...

Oh, my God I want some bacon jalapeno mac & cheese. Imagine this: bake (350 degrees about 30-40 min depending on thickness) your bacon on a cookie sheet (could put it on a rack on the sheet or just pat the oil off the bacon when it's finished) as well as baking STUFFED jalapeno peppers (stuffed with cream cheese). In the meantime, boil your elbow macaroni while you create your Bechamel sauce. It's EASY! Put some butter in a saucepan until it bubbles, remove from heat and put an equal amount of flour (maybe 2 tablespoons each). Once flour is mixed into the butter (now a roux), replace on the heat stirring constantly (use a whisk). Have warmed milk (could do this in the microwave) maybe a couple of cups and slowly pour this into the roux (flour/butter) still stirring constantly. The mixture will thicken. Throw a cup or two of shredded cheddar cheese into the roux and stir thoroughly. Mix macaroni and cheese sauce, crumble the drained/patted bacon into the macaroni. Chop up the baked stuffed jalapeno peppers and fold them into the bacon macaroni and then bake the whole dish until it's golden brown on top.

Oh, and this kid is and will always be a douche, apparently. Or allegedly.

Unknown said...

Love that song!!!

Anonymous said...

Did you see his latest?

Larry Kelley said...

Twas hard to miss.

Anonymous said...

I do believe Luke's daddy is doing a lot of posting here. Welcome, enabler! (Look it up, meat.)

Anonymous said...

This kid looks like he is bipolar If that's the case, life has been hell for his parents. This is a case in which medication is in order. That definitely does not include alcohol.

Anonymous said...

I just watched the video of his dispicable behavior at University of Connecticut.. what an idiot.. and yes.. Mommy and Daddy are perpetuating this month by allowing him to sidestep consequences. I happen to be a high school English teacher and see if often. Also.. LARRY.. I was a former journalist with a daily in New Jersey for ten years.. and that one anonymous weakling is getting on my last nerve! I give you credit for not stooping to his idiotic level.. and anyone who hides behind anonymous is pretty much a coward who lacks any type of confidence or moral rectitude! Lol.. though I just learned that to post, I must choose ANONYMOUS! I have a Facebook account and a Yahoo account! :)

Anonymous said...

Hah, famous: http://m.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/justin-theroux-is-uconn-mac-and-cheese-kid-in-hilarious-kimmel-skit-20151610

Z said...

Ha! Innocent until proven guilty... If your bank account permits.

Anonymous said...

Your as delirious as your child

Anonymous said...

Lil Luke Gatti has been arrested a FOURTH time, this time down in FL, where he assaulted a police officer attempting to take him into protective custody. The CT judge allowed Gatti to go to an accelerated rehab program, saying it was "unlikely" Gatti would offend again, due to the embarrassment Gatti suffered after his video went viral. All Gatti had to do was keep his nose clean and finish the rehab program and the CT arrest would disappear from his record. But, this is Luke Gatti, after all. Will his ma and pa hit the comments sections on the internet again, accusing those who report on their son's criminal behavior of being depraved liars? Somehow, I don't believe they will.

Anonymous said...

Is this kid related to the Gotti mobsters of New York. Dear lord help us. That would explain a whole lot.