Secret Service Arrests Man for Threatening to Kidnap the President’s dog

By Cheri Cheng - 08 Jan '16 13:59PM
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The Secret Service has arrested a man in Washington D.C. on Wednesday for threatening to kidnap at least one of President Barack Obama's family dogs.

According to the Secret Service, the man, Scott D. Stockert, 49, had traveled from Dickinson, North Dakota to the Capitol with the intention of stealing Bo, the seven-year-old dog.

Stockert was found at a Hampton Inn at 901 6th Street NW, which is near the Washington Convention Center, the court document revealed. The document did not explain why Stockert wanted the dog.

When asked if he had any weapons, Stockert informed the officers that he had two guns as well as ammunition in his car. The officers found a 12-gauge pump shotgun and a bolt-action .22-caliber rifle with more than 350 rounds of ammunition. The firearms were both unloaded. There was also a billy club and a machete in the vehicle.

In D.C., it is illegal to carry weapons that have not been registered.

When he was arrested, he allegedly said to the officers, reported by NBC Washington, "You picked the wrong person to mess with. I will [expletive] your world up."

After the arrest, Stockert had told officers that he was Jesus Christ and had come to Washington to run for president. He also claimed to be the son of former president, John F. Kennedy and movie star, Marilyn Monroe.

Secret Service Officers from the Minnesota filed office, who were the first ones to learn about Stockert's plans, had tipped off the agents in D.C.

During a hearing Friday morning, the judge allowed Stockert to be released under a supervision program until a court date is scheduled. Stockert will not be allowed to carry real or fake weapons. He is also not allowed to be near the White House or the Capitol.

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