Lucky Whitehead posts stolen dog Blitz is 'home safely'

Cowboys wide receiver Lucky Whitehead and his dog Blitz

American football player Lucky Whitehead says someone stole his pitbull dog from his home and is refusing to return it unless a $10,000 ransom is paid.

In his message, Whitehead pleads that his dog be returned safely and that anyone with any information contact him as soon as possible.

Whitehead posted a short Snapchat video early Tuesday morning that showed Blitz reunited with his owner unharmed.

The 25-year-old Whitehead told Dallas-area reporter Mike Fisher that he had never seen or heard of the rapper.

The Cowboywire stated that this is no laughing matter, apparently after some people have made jokes online about Whitehead's dog being held for ransom.

Whitehead got the dog nine weeks ago and has created an Instagram account for the pup, including photos of him in superhero costumes and a Cowboys shirt.

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Whitehead said he refused to pay the $10,000, but told the thieves he would give them "some cash", which they indicated they would accept. "It's killing me. It hurts because I don't know how he's being treated".

He said he was in Florida on July 9, when a friend who was pet-sitting sent him texts asking if he had sent someone to pick up his dog.

The important thing is Lucky Whitehead's dog is back which can only mean today will be a cornucopia of happy news. Blitz was safely returned last night, but not before falling into the hands of a local rapper named Boogotti Kasino, who vehemently denies having stolen Blitz. The station has also reached out to the Cowboys for comment and has not yet received a response. I was willing to do what I had to do [to] get him back.

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