NICEVILLE — A 17-year-old boy was taken into custody after beating his mother because he was mad she woke him up.

According to an arrest report from the Niceville Police Department, officers responded to the home on Sept. 25 in reference to a “vocal disturbance” between a mother and son. The mother told authorities she woke up her son to talk to him about missing school and about damage he had caused to a clock and a computer monitor.

The son got upset his mother had awakened him and proceeded to follow her through the house yelling at her for 20 minutes. When the mom became scared and went outside, her son pushed her in the back. The mom continued running away, begging her son to stop, and he punched her in the back with a closed fist.

The mom eventually left the residence and called the police, who observed a red mark on her back. The son told officers he “pushed and punched his mother because he was upset.”

The son was charged with battery touch or strike, a misdemeanor.