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Man tases wife to settle Bears, Packers bet

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(USA TODAY - FOR THE WIN) - Bears fan John Grant made an appearance in Dodge County Circuit Court Tuesday, one day after using an electric stun gun on his wife Nicole, a Packers fan - to settle what he said was a bet on the result of Monday Night Football.

John and Nicole Grant, from Illinois, were in a Mayville, Wisconsin, bar Monday night to watch the game between the Packers and Bears. John said that his wife agreed to a bet that would allow him to use a stun gun on her should the Packers lose, according to fdlreporter.com. Following the Bears' victory, Nicole Grant called police from a nearby bowling alley, after John Grant had shocked her with the taser three times.

Via fdlreporter.com:

During questioning, the Illinois man told police that his wife consented to being shocked by the Taser as part of a bet.. Grant said his wife sent a text message to her sons saying that if the Packers lost to the Bears she would allow Grant to use the Taser on her. The man showed police the woman's cell phone containing the text as well as a video in which she appears to be laughing as the Taser is being used on her, according to the complaint.

Nicole Grant told police she didn't think her husband would actually use the Taser on her.

The Grants work for an out-of-state trucking firm, and John Grant told police that he purchased the stun guns in Virginia, and was unaware they are illegal to possess in Wisconsin. Both of the Grants registered a blood alcohol level above .1 percent, according to fdlreporter.com.

John Grant was charged with possession of an electric weapon, and could face a fine of $10,000 and up to six years in prison if convicted.

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