UPDATE: Man fined after Packers-Bears stun gun bet

UPDATED Tuesday, January 14, 2014 --- 3:28 p.m.

JUNEAU, Wis. (AP) -- A 42-year-old Illinois man was fined $250 after allegedly using a stun gun on his wife after she lost a bet on a Packers-Bears game.

John Grant of Tinley Park pleaded no contest to disorderly conduct Thursday.

The Daily Citizen reports Judge Steven Bauer ordered the fine plus court costs.

The couple was driving through Mayville in their semi when they stopped at a bar to watch the Nov. 4 game, which the Packers lost 27-20.

According to the complaint, Nicole Grant bet her husband that he could use a stun gun on her for three seconds if Green Bay lost.

John Grant allegedly used it three times on her, and she called police. She told officers she didn't think her husband would actually use the weapon on her.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press


Posted: from our affiliate, Thursday, November 7, 2013 --- 6:35 a.m.

Mayville police say a 42-year-old man was arrested after allegedly using a taser on his wife due to a bet made on the Packers vs. Bears game on Monday night, November 4th.

According to police, John Grant, a Bears fan and his wife, a Packers fan went to Sidelines Tap on S. Main Street for the game. Both were drinking, and when they were questioned by police, both were over the legal limit for driving.

Around midnight, the two went outside to smoke a cigarette — and around 12:30 a.m., police say they received a report of a woman allegedly being tased repeatedly by a man.

Police responded to the scene and Grant was arrested.

After interviewing Grant and his wife, police were able to determine the two had apparently made a bet on the game, and the wife had agreed to let the husband use a stun gun on her if the Bears won.

However, police say Grant’s wife signed a “no consent form,” which prompted Grant’s arrest — despite the fact that Grant told police his wife had given him permission to use the taser.

Grant’s wife told police she was tased three times.

Grant has been charged with felony possession of an electronic weapon. State law does not allow anyone to possess or use stun guns.

Police say the type of stun gun Grant used is different from tasers used by police officers. This kind of stun gun reportedly relies on skin contact, and can cause burning and pain, as well as nerve damage.

Both Grant and his wife are from Tinley Park, Illinois. They were in Mayville because Grant has been working temporarily at a company there.

If convicted, Grant could face up to six years in prison, and a $10,000 fine.

Copyright 2013: WITI-FOX6

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