Dallas Cowboys player says his dog is being held for ransom

Dallas Cowboys player says his dog is being held for ransom
Posted at 5:41 PM, Jul 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-18 07:34:11-04

Dallas Cowboys receiver Lucky Whitehead took to social media Sunday to announce help in reacquiring his dog Blitz, who was recently stolen and his being held for ransom.

"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. Whomever stole Blitz has contacted my phone numerous times, demanding ransom money," Whitehead wrote on Instagram below a photo of Blitz.

"I strongly advise you to stop and return my boy safely before it gets any worse! If you know of any details regarding Blitz's whereabouts or who may be involved in this, please contact me immediately."

On Monday, Whitehead told NBC 5 in Dallas thieves have called him to demand money from Whitehead in exchange for Blitz. Whitehead agreed to pay the ransom but said he hasn't heard back from the thieves since that time. Whitehead said a detective was unable to trace the phone from which the thieves called him.

"It's tough. I just got the dog (but he's) close to me," Whitehead told NBC 5. "We pretty much went everywhere together."


My new mascot @blitz2fast growing FAST!! #Luck2Fast #AirBlitz ????

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The 25-year-old Whitehead is about to enter his third NFL season. He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Cowboys in 2015.