CHICAGO
11/06/2013 12:23 pm ET Updated Nov 07, 2013

Illinois Man Used Stun Gun On Wife After Winning Bet On Bears-Packers Game

A Chicago-area man has been arrested after allegedly Tasering his wife three times to settle a bet between the two over the outcome of the Monday night Bears-Packers game.

According to the Beaver Dam Daily Citizen, John Grant, 42, of Tinley Park, Ill., has been charged with the use of an electric weapon.

Grant, a Bears fan, told police the couple had made a bet over the Bears-Packers game that if the Bears won he could use his stun gun on her, NBC Chicago reports.

Grant and his wife, a Packers fan, had been smoking cigarettes outside a bar in Mayville, Wis., early Tuesday morning when he allegedly used the stun gun three times on his wife -- twice on her buttocks and the third time on her thigh, the Daily Citizen reports.

“It takes not only the Packer and Bear rivalry to a new level, it takes the spousal rivalry (to a new level),” Mayville Police Chief Christopher MacNeill told the Chicago Tribune of the incident.

If convicted on the charge, Grant could face up to six years in prison and $10,000 in fines.

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