Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Lucky Whitehead announced on Instagram that his dog had been stolen and was being held for ransom.
Whitehead’s dog, Blitz, was taken along with shoes and bags from his home. The unknown robber called Whitehead and said he was seeking $10,000. Whitehead opened up about the situation on the caption for the Instagram post:
“I’ve taken some time to collect my thoughts on this subject matter, and it’s very heartbreaking to say that Blitz has been stolen from my home last Sunday. While out of town, Blitz was being taken care of by a close friend at my house and someone broke in and took him. Whomever stole Blitz has contacted my phone numerous times, demanding ransom money. I strongly advise you to stop and return my boy safely before it gets any worse!”
The unknown robber called Whitehead and asked him “How much does [this] dog mean to you,” per KXAS-TV Dallas, and went on to ask Whitehead to write him a check. Whitehead refused to write the $10,000 check but had agreed to pay an undisclosed amount of cash as long as Blitz was OK. But he has not heard from him since and could not be traced because he was using a “burner” phone.
Whitehead went on to say that he purchased Blitz nine weeks ago and believed the robbery was planned.
“The damage is done. As long as my dog is OK. I just want the dog back. Everything else they took, more power to them. The dog means a ton,” he said. “I was willing to do what I had to do get him back. If they have any piece of a heart, just give him to someone else to give back to me. I just want the dog back.”