Secret Service agents in Washington, D.C., arrested a North Dakota man who claimed to be Jesus near the White House Wednesday before he could carry out plans to kidnap one of President Barack Obama’s dogs.
Agents took 49 year-old Scott Stockert into custody in his hotel room just blocks away from the White House, where they found several firearms and hundreds of rounds of ammunition, Fox 5 news reports.
Upon searching Stockert’s truck, police found a 12-gauge shotgun and a bolt-action rifle, both unloaded. They also found almost 300 rifle rounds, 71 shotgun shells, a machete and a billy club.
Stockert identified himself to police as Jesus Christ and told them he could use his driver’s license to verify it. His license, though, identified him as Scott Stockert, NBC Washington reports.
He allegedly wanted to steal Bo, one of the president’s two Portuguese Water Dogs. Obama’s other dog is named Sunny. It is unclear why Stockert chose one dog over the other.
Stockert also told police his parents were John F. Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe.
At a court appearance Friday, a D.C. Superior Court judge released Stockert into a supervision program. The judge also told Stockert to stay away from the White House and the Capitol building.
Stockert was charged with illegally carrying a gun in the district.
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