Cops: Guy Who Wanted to Dognap Bo Obama Arrested
On firearms charges, not dognapping charges
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 8, 2016 12:24 PM CST
That's Bo.   (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)

(Newser) – Scott Stockert allegedly traveled from North Dakota to Washington DC ... to dognap Bo Obama. Stockert was arrested Wednesday at a Hampton Inn in downtown DC by police officers responding to a tip from the Secret Service about the alleged dognapping plan, NBC Washington reports. Police found a shotgun, a rifle, and ammo in his pickup truck, along with a machete and a billy club, per the police report; it's illegal to possess unregistered firearms in DC, and he's facing firearms charges. Court documents don't lay out Stockert's reasoning for the alleged dognapping plan, but they do reveal that, when arrested, he said John F. Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe were his parents and that he was Jesus Christ.