Man arrested for plan to dognap Obama's dog

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Man Arrested for Plotting to Kidnap President Obama's Dog

The Secret Service finally did something right. Agents apprehended a man on Friday for allegedly planning to kidnap the First Dog of the United States, Bo Obama.

The Washington Post reported that the suspect, Scott D. Stockert, 49, of Dickinson, North Dakota, was arrested at a Washington, DC Hampton Inn by Secret Service agents with a load of guns and ammunition in his car. As he was being booked, Stockert reportedly claimed to be Jesus and the son of John F. Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe, and that he was in the capital to dognap Bo or Sunny, the Obama family pets.

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Milia Obama, President Barack Obama's daughter, runs with their new dog Bo, Tuesday, April 14, 2009, at the White House in Washington, on Tuesday, April 14, 2009.(AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)
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President Barack Obama holds their new dog Bo, Tuesday, April 14, 2009, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)
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First lady Michelle Obama walks with the family dog, Bo, during an event to welcome children of Executive Office employees at the White House's annual take our daughters and sons to work day on Thursday, April 22, 2010 in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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First lady Michelle Obama, sitting with Stephen Orzechowski, 5, left, Bo Obama, second from right, and Luna Fera, 11, answers questions after reading "Twas the Night Before Christmas" to a group of children at the Childrenâs National Health System in Washington, Monday, Dec. 14, 2015. Her appearance continued a first lady tradition that dates back more than 60 years to Bess Truman, who first brought holiday cheer to children not well enough to leave the hospital in time for Christmas. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 21: (AFP OUT) Presidential dogs Sunny and Bo during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House April 21, 2014 in Washington, DC. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama hosted thousands of people during the annual celebration of Easter. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)
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According to a filing in DC superior court viewed by the Post, the Secret Service's Minnesota field office tipped off other agents after learning about Stocket's intentions. The suspect had two firearms in his backseat—a 12 gauge shotgun and a .22 calibre rifle—and he was arrested after it was determined that he was not registered to own a gun.

Stockert was charged with carrying a rifle or shotgun outside his home or place of business. NBC reported that Stockert allegedly told agents, "You picked the wrong person to mess with."

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The Post reported that after a preliminary Friday morning hearing, a judge ordered Stockert released to a "high-supervision program," with a later court date to be set.

It is perhaps the most drama surrounding a presidential dog since Lyndon B. Johnson scandalized a nation by lifting his beagle by the ears.

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