Dickinson Man Arrested for Plotting to Steal President Obama’s Dogs
A Dickinson man was arrested Wednesday, January 6th, after driving to Washington D.C. to attempt to kidnap one of President Barack Obama's prized Portuguese water dogs.
49-year old Scott D. Stockert was taken into custody at a Hampton Inn in the District of Columbia and had a 'cache of weapons and ammunition in his car,' according to The Washington Post.
Stockert reportedly made some pretty shocking claims to officers when he was arrested, too:
That he was Jesus Christ, that he was the son of John F. Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe, that he planned to run for president, and that he was there to kidnap Bo or Sunny, the Obamas’ dogs.
The Minnesota field office of the Secret Service were the first to be alerted to Stockert's dog-napping plans.
Stockert was arrested on weapons charges, including carrying a shotgun or rifle outside his home or place of business. Stockert was not registered to own a gun.
A judge released Stockert to a high-intensity supervision program. He will appear in court at a later date, according to The Washington Post.