Man Who Claimed He Was Jesus Planned to Kidnap Obama Family's Dog, Secret Service Says

A North Dakota man who allegedly claimed to be Jesus was arrested in D.C. this week after planning to kidnap one of the Obama family's pets, authorities said.

Scott D. Stockert, 49, 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, according to authorities.

Agents went to the hotel after getting a "be on the lookout" alert from the Secret Service's Minnesota field office about the alleged kidnapping plan.

He allegedly told them, "You picked the wrong person to mess with. I will (expletive) your world up."

According to the Secret Service, Stockert, of Dickinson, North Dakota, allegedly planned to take Bo, the older of two Portuguese water dogs owned by the Obamas.

While being questioned by Secret Service agents, Stockert allegedly said he'd planned to go to the Capitol to advocate for $99-per-month health care and to announce he was running for president.

He also told the agents his parents were John F. Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe, the court document said.


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Agents found an unloaded 12-gauge pump shotgun and a bolt-action rifle in Stockert's truck, which was parked in a lot around the corner at 5th and K streets NW, according to the document.

They also discovered 289 rounds of .22-caliber long-rifle bullets, 71 rounds of 12-gauge shotgun ammunition and two rounds of .223 rifle ammunition, plus a machete with a 12-inch blade and an 18-inch bully club, the court document said.

Stockert was then arrested.

As he was being transported, he told authorities that he was Jesus Christ, according to a court document. He claimed they could verify his identity on his driver's license, the document said. However, the license identified him as Scott Stockert.

Stockert is charged with illegally carrying a rifle or shotgun outside a home or business, an offense under District of Columbia law.

He appeared Friday in D.C. Superior Court, where a judge found probable cause for the case to move forward.

The judge ordered Stockert to be released into a high-intensity supervision program pending a court date to be set later.

While on release, Stockert is ordered to stay away from the White House, the Capitol and surrounding areas, and is barred from possessing any real or imitation weapons.

Information on an attorney for Stockert was not immediately available.

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