CNN – A North Dakota man claiming to be Jesus Christ was arrested Wednesday in Washington, where he had traveled with a plan to kidnap one of the First Family’s pet dogs, law enforcement officials said Friday.
Scott Stockert was detained at a downtown Hampton Inn after U.S. Secret Service agents, acting on a warning from the Minnesota Field Office, found several unregistered weapons in his truck.
During an interview with Stockert, the man told agents he had unloaded firearms under the backseat of his truck and allowed them to search the vehicle which was parked around the corner.
Agents recovered a black 12 -gauge pump shotgun with a pistol grip, and a black bolt action rifle as well as 289 rounds of .22 caliber long rifle bullets, 71 rounds of 12-guage shotgun ammunition, and two rounds of .223 rifle ammunition, a machete with a 12 -inch blade, an 18 -inch billy club and a 28-inch barrel and a removable stock, both typically used for a shotgun from the truck.
Stockert was not registered to own a firearm in any jurisdiction, authorities said.