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
Irate Hockey Fan Tases Mayor—for a Cause
Glendale mayor Jerry Weiers, left, was tased by an irate Coyotes fan -- for charity.   (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

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. (More Phoenix Coyotes stories.)

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