A 46-year-old man hit his mother in the head with a three-pound package of polish sausage, according to police.

When officers arrived at the home Saturday night, Police say Gregory Allan Praeger was in the kitchen cooking and was on the telephone. His mother told officers that he had been drinking and arguing with her. She said Praeger picked up the pack of sausage and threw it at her, grazing the back of her head.

Police say the man confirmed his mother's story and was charged with battery. Jail records show Praeger was being held on a $500 bond.