- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 8, 2015

VAN METER, Iowa (AP) - An Iowa clergyman is buying raffle tickets with the hope that he wins and will be able to spare a city official from being shocked by a stun gun.

The city of Van Meter has been selling raffle tickets as part of a public safety fundraiser. The winner will get the opportunity to use a stun gun on City Administrator Jake Anderson or Councilman Bob Lacy.

A pastor at Van Meter Baptist Church, Paul Porter, has been raising money to buy as many raffle tickets as he can. He told The Des Moines Register (https://dmreg.co/1HfoF5I ) that if he were to win, neither man would get shocked.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa has condemned the event as an improper and dangerous use of a stun gun.


Information from: The Des Moines Register, https://www.desmoinesregister.com

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