[Ed. – As far as I can discern, this actually happened.]
Bo, President Obama’s Portuguese water dog, could’ve been the first ‘first dog’ to have been kidnapped had the Secret Service not learned of Scott Stockert’s plan to steal him.
And boy was he ever serious about stealing him. Not only did he drive from North Dakota to the nation’s capital, he also came with a cache of weapons to carry out the dognapping.
When agents asked him whether he had any weapons, he told them he had two firearms in his truck and then directed them to the truck.
Agents found the two firearms under the backseat — a 12-gauge pump shotgun and a bolt-action .22-caliber rifle. They learned that he was not registered to own a gun and arrested him, the court document said.
They also found more than 350 rounds of ammunition, a billy club and a machete with a 12-inch blade.
Stockert, as you can likely guess, is not exactly mentally stable.