Police say a 78-year-old man in Caseyville, Illinois, was beaten with his own cane, by his grandson, during an argument over who ate the last piece of pizza.
St. Clair County prosecutors on Friday charged Charles J. Trione, 27, with aggravted battery and domestic battery.
Caseyville Police Sgt. Gerard Spratt said that police were called on the night of June 30 for a report of a domestic disturbance.
“The disturbance was over who ate the last of the pizza in the refrigerator at the house,” Spratt said. He said Trione pushed his grandfather to the floor in the kitchen and then beat him with the grandfather’s cane.
When police arrived, the suspect was gone.
The 78-year-old had head injuries which were not life-threatening.
Caseyville Police and St. Clair County sheriff’s deputies located Trione on Wednesday in Caseyville. The case was turned over to the state’s attorney’s office.
Bail for Trione was set at $75,000, and he remains in custody at the St. Clair County Jail.