The Dallas Cowboys wide receiver posted a photo of his dog, Blitz, on Instagram Monday, writing that Blitz was stolen from his home and is now being held for ransom. The WR then made an Instagram account in Blitz's name, and there are now more than 5,000 followers. Whitehead said he would agree to pay the money, just so long as he knew his dog was OK.
Football has taken a backseat to Lucky Whitehead's dog dilemma.
Whitehead said a friend was taking care of Blitz last Sunday while Whitehead was out of town, when someone broke into his house to steal the pitbull. Whitehead said the robbers demanded $10,000 to ensure the dog's return, which he refused and countered with an undisclosed amount, per ESPN.
"I strongly advise you to stop and return my boy safely before it gets any worse", Whitehead wrote.
Early Tuesday morning, Whitehead apparently got his dog back.
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With a few exceptions for the sake of privacy, he said, "there's no reason not to have them on as basically the default". Minneapolis Officer Mohamed Noor , 31, has two open complaints against him and was recently named in a lawsuit.
Whitehead confirmed to Dallas-area reporter Mike Fisher that the dog in the videos was, in fact, Blitz.
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 third-year Cowboys receiver and kick returner asked for the public's help in getting Blitz returned. "It hurts because I don't know how he's being treated".
Whitehead said a detective was unable to trace the phone from which the thieves called him.
But no matter what else, "I just want the dog back". He said the caller said he would call back "but I haven't heard from him since".