North Dakota man planned to kidnap Obama family's dog, Secret Service says

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Photo courtesy of The White House. 

A North Dakota man allegedly plotting to kidnap one of the First Family's pets was arrested in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday. 

The Minnesota field office of the Secret Service alerted agents in the Capitol that Scott Stockert, 49, of Dickinson was on his way to kidnap one of the Obama’s two dogs, Bo and Sunny.

Stockert arrived in Washington, D.C. alone in his pickup truck, where he was picked up at police at the Hampton Inn on 6th Street NW. Police recovered an unloaded shotgun and rifle from the back of Stockert’s truck. He did not have registration for a firearm and was taken into custody.

Police also found ammunition for both the shotgun and the rifle in Stockert’s truck, along with a machete and a billy club.

During his initial interview with police, Stockert allegedly claimed to be Jesus Christ, stated his parents were John F. Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe and said he was in Washington, D.C. to announce that he was running for president.