A Buffalo man was charged over the weekend with beating a female acquaintance in her Niagara Street home in front of her young children, Buffalo police said.

Adam M. Piotrowski, 24, of East Street, was arrested about 6:30 p.m. Sunday on second-degree assault, petit larceny and child endangerment charges.

Piotrowski is accused of taking the woman’s phone out of her hands and striking her on the back of her head with a metal pot, police reported.