ND Man Arrested For For Planning To Kidnap Obama’s Dog
Scott Stockert was set to appear in D.C. Superior Court on Friday on firearms charges for Wednesday’s incident at a Hampton Inn near the Washington Convention Center.
The Obama family dog, a Portuguese water dog named Bo, trots across the South Lawn on Aug. 2, 2010 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images, file
An officer responding to a tip from the Secret Service tracked down Stockert at the downtown D.C. hotel. He admitted that he had a shotgun and a rifle in his pickup truck, both unloaded, along with ammunition for the weapons, according to a police report.
It’s illegal to possess unregistered firearms in D.C.
The report said police also found a machete and a billy club.