Everyone has an opinion about President Obama, and some have especially harsh things to say about him and his presidency. But going after the man’s dogs? That’s just wrong.
A North Dakota man who allegedly planned to kidnap one of the Obama family’s dogs was arrested in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, The Washington Post reports.
Police arrested 49-year-old Scott D. Stockert at a Hampton Inn after Secret Service agents found unregistered firearms in his truck, according to authorities. The agents were working on a tip from the Minnesota field office.
Stockert, who lives in Dickinson, North Dakota, reportedly told police he was in town to abduct either Bo or Sunny, Obama’s Portuguese Water Dogs. He also claimed to be Jesus and the son of John F. Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe.
Agents found a 12-gauge pump shotgun and a bolt-action .22-caliber rifle in Stockert’s truck, as well as more than 350 rounds of ammunition, a billy club and a machete with a 12-inch blade, the Post reports. Stockert was charged with carrying a rifle or shotgun outside his home or place of business.
He appeared in court today where a judge found probable cause for the case to move forward and ordered him to be released into a high-intensity supervision program.