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Bears fan hits wife with stun gun to settle football bet

Police: Husband, wife made bet over Packers vs. Bears Monday Night Football game

MAYVILLE, Wis. - A man was arrested early Tuesday morning after making a bet with his wife on the Packers vs. Bears Monday Night Football game that resulted in his wife being hit with a stun gun, officials said.

Mayville police were dispatched to 31 North Main St. in Mayville around 12:35 a.m. to meet with a woman reporting that her husband had hit her with a stun gun, according to a release.

John Grant, 42, of Tinley Park, Ill., and his wife were at a bar watching the Green Bay Packers play the Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football, police said. During the game, the couple made a bet that if the Packers lost Grant would get to use his stun gun on his wife.

Grant's wife told police her husband hit her with a stun gun twice and someone else used the stun gun on her a third time, according to the release. She said she was not injured and did not want medical attention.

The woman told police she did not give anyone permission to use the stun gun on her, but Grant told police there was a cellphone video and text messages of his wife talking about the bet, according to the release.

Officials said the video and text messages showed the woman consented to the bet and being hit with a stun gun. She told police she did send the text messages but did not think her husband would actually use the stun gun on her.

Police determined that Grant's wife did give consent to being hit with a stun gun, but Grant was arrested on charges of possessing an electric weapon.

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