Marion County sheriff's deputies said Elsie Egan, 53, was arrested Monday night when investigators visited her home on a call about a domestic disturbance, the Ocala (Fla.) Star-Banner reported Wednesday.
The victim, who suffers from terminal cancer and has limited mobility in his left leg due to swelling from an injury, told deputies he asked Egan for a roll instead of the sliced bread she gave him with dinner. He said she became enraged and hit in the head with an uncooked 10- to 16-ounce steak.
Egan then allegedly struck the victim in the face with the meat and threw a bag of clothing at his bad leg.
Egan denied using the meat to strike the victim, who was not named, and repeatedly told a deputy she slapped him "so that he can learn." However, Egan told the Star-Banner she only "tapped him once in the head" with her hand.
Deputies said Egan was charged with abusing a disabled adult and jailed in lieu of $2,500 bail. She was ordered not to have any contact with the victim.