Man arrested for plan to dognap 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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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."
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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