A DeLand man is accused of attacking his mother and flipping over furniture because he did not like the way her ham turned out, according to police.

  • Robert Barlock is accused of pushing 80-year-old mom
  • Adult son became upset over way ham tasted, cops say
  • Barlock denies accusations, being held without bond

At about 4:11 p.m. Sunday, Beverly Kleimeyer called the DeLand Police Department to report that her son, Robert J. Barlock, 52, had shoved her in the home that they share on the 500 block of Leaf Circle, according to a police affidavit.

The 80-year-old mother said she gave Barlock a sample of the baked ham she was making when he became so upset with the taste that her son allegedly shoved her, according to the affidavit.

Barlock allegedly stopped pushing his mother and told her he would destroy the furniture. He then went into the living room and flipped over a couch and a table, according to the affidavit. Police noted there were no visible injuries to Kleimeyer.

Kleimeyer told police that Barlock was drinking alcohol and became aggressive and that it has become an ongoing issue, the affidavit stated.

Police noted evidence of a "disturbance" in the living room, with damaged items. Barlock denied pushing his mother or that anything happened in the house, according to the report.

Barlock was charged with battery of a person 65 years of age or older. He was being held on no bond.