Irate Hockey Fan Tases Mayor—for a Cause

Raises $10K for charity with stun gun after Arizona mayor ran her team off
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 14, 2015 10:26 AM CDT
Glendale mayor Jerry Weiers, left, was tased by an irate Coyotes fan -- for charity.   (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
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(Newser) – An Arizona Coyotes fan got to take out her frustration on the mayor behind the decision to send the hockey team packing. reports that disgruntled fan Ronda Pearson used a stun gun on Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers yesterday as part of a charity pledge. Weiers volunteered to be stunned with a Taser at a mall event if a $10,000 donation was made to an Arizona charity that supports first-responders. Organizers say Pearson and another Coyotes fan showed up with a $10,000 money order. "I have to give credit to the mayor," another fan tells KPNX-TV. "He said he would do it." Pearson isn't so easily impressed: "My original opinion of the mayor is intact."

Firefighters determined Weiers was not injured. Weiers and the Glendale City Council voted Wednesday to end an arena lease agreement with the Coyotes. A judge on Friday temporarily halted its termination. Pearson gained attention on social media for a public rant directed at Weiers. (Read more Phoenix Coyotes stories.)

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