Husband Fined after Packers-Bears Stun Gun Bet

By: Associated Press/WSAW-TV Email
By: Associated Press/WSAW-TV Email

UPDATE: Tues 3:39 PM, Jan. 14, 2014

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.

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ORIGINAL STORY: Tues 6:11 PM, Nov. 11, 2013

A 42-year-old Dodge County man is free on a $500 cash bond after he's charged with using a taser on his wife after she lost a bet over the Packers-Bears game Monday night. The incident allegedly happened at a bar in Mayville.

According to a Beaver Dam newspaper, John Grant, a Bears fan, tased the woman three times after the Packers loss.

The paper said the woman suffered burn marks after being tased, but refused medical treatment. Mayville Police responded to the scene just before 1 a.m. after the incident was reported.

If convicted, Grant faces up to $10,000 in fines and up to six years in prison. He'll return to court on January 9.

Stun guns are illegal in Wisconsin without a conceal and carry permit. The paper reports the man did not have a conceal and carry permit.


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