VALPARAISO (CBS) — A 15-year-old boy upset that his mother took away his cell phone allegedly tried to attack his mother with a steak knife, according to authorities in Porter County, Ind.

No one was seriously injured in the struggle, which occurred about 7:10 p.m. Monday, after the 40-year-old woman asked her son to clean the dishes.

When he started an argument instead, she got his phone and threw it into the garage of their home.

Next, he grabbed a steak knife and walked toward his mother, he admitted to police, though he said, “I don’t know what I was going to do with it.”

Before he could reach her, his father tackled him and wrestled the knife away, police said.

Undeterred, the teen allegedly got back up and hit the woman and choked her with both hands, according to the police report.

When his father pulled him off her, he ran from the house in the 2000 block of Blackhawk Road, near Flint Lake. The boy returned while officers still were present.

The woman had redness and swelling but said her breathing had not been affected.

Police took the teen to the Porter County Juvenile Detention Center on a felony charge of intimidation with a deadly weapon and misdemeanor battery causing injury.

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