Aug. 19, 2013. This photo released by the White House shows Bo, left, and Sunny, the Obama family dogs, on the South Lawn of the White House.
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January 8, 2016 11:57 AM EST

A man was arrested in Washington, D.C. Wednesday night after a report that he was planning to kidnap one of the Obama family’s dogs.

A North Dakota man, Scott Stockert, was arrested at a Hampton Inn, NBC reports, after a tip from the Secret Service’s Minnesota field office about his dog kidnapping plan.

The agents who arrested him found unregistered guns in his car and hundreds of rounds of ammunition. In the course of his questioning and arrest, Stockert claimed he was Jesus Christ, his parents were John F. Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe, and that he was going to run for President.

The Obamas have two Portuguese water dogs, Bo and Sunny.

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