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


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.

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