Reports: ND man who plotted to kidnap Obamas' dog arrested in DC

Author:
Updated:
Original:

A man from North Dakota had planned to kidnap one of the Obama family's dogs – but was arrested this week, authorities say.

NBC Washington reports the man, Scott Stockert, was taken into custody Wednesday night at a Washington D.C. hotel.

According to the Washington Post, the Minnesota field office for the Secret Service was the first to learn of the dog-napping plot.

The Obamas have two dogs: Bo and Sunny, both Portugese Water Dogs.

Stockert reportedly drove his pickup from his home state of North Dakota to the nation's capital, and after his arrest told officers a number of other claims. Authorities say he had a shotgun and rifle in his vehicle, and he was charged with illegally carrying them outside a home or business, NBC Washington says.

Next Up

Minneapolis police

Mayor Frey, Minneapolis police chief reveal new 'no-knock' policy

The new policy for Minneapolis Police Department was announced Wednesday.

Teddy Bridgewater

Coller: It's a what-if Sunday with Teddy Bridgewater's return

Matthew Coller writes a weekly Vikings column for BMTN, with more of his work found at Purple Insider.

Ambulance hospital emergency

15-month-old girl's death being investigated by police in Fargo

The child died four days after being found unresponsive.

PD Shimmers closeup

Man with Parkinson's lights up Plymouth with synchronized light show

"The best medicine I have for my disease is what I try to do with the light show," Mike Justak said.

Screen Shot 2020-11-25 at 7.34.43 AM

Watch: Drunk squirrel in Minnesota captures the world's attention

The squirrel was immediately cut off after nearly tipping over.

Screen Shot 2020-11-25 at 7.15.09 PM

Small town gym refusing to close facing lawsuit from attorney general

The gym is facing a lawsuit and a temporary restraining order to halt their operations.

credit card, payment

Money Gal Coaching: Bouncing back after living your best life

Kelly Blodgett started Money Gal Coaching after paying down nearly $50K in debt in 18 months.

flickr-mall-of-america-mitchell-hirsch-march-2019

When do stores open on Black Friday this year?

Many major retailers will be open Black Friday, some for extended hours.

Related