Man Who Claimed He Was Jesus Planned to Kidnap Obama Family's Dog, Secret Service Says
A North Dakota man was arrested in D.C. this week after a report that he planned to kidnap one of the Obama family's pets, authorities say.
Scott Stockert was arrested Wednesday night at a Hampton Inn near the Washington Convention Center after Secret Service agents found unregistered firearms in his truck, as well as hundreds of rounds of ammunition.
Agents had gone to the hotel after getting a Be On the Lookout alert from the Secret Service's Minnesota field office about the alleged kidnapping plan.
It's not clear from a court document why Stockert allegedly planned to take one of the dogs, or whether either of the family's dogs were specifically mentioned. The Obama family has two Portuguese water dogs, Bo and Sunny.
While being questioned by Secret Service agents, Stockert said he'd planned to go to the Capitol to advocate for $99-per-month healthcare and to announce he was running for president.
He also told the agents that his parents were John F. Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe, the document said.