Dallas Cowboys’ Lucky Whitehead says stolen dog is ‘home safely’

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Lucky Whitehead was reunited {with his|along with his|together with his} pit bull, Blitz, early Tuesday, a day after Whitehead said burglars took the dog and demanded a $10, 000 ransom.

“Look who {made it|managed to get|caused it to be} home safely!!! ” {Whitehead|Blackhead|Black head} posted on Snapchat with a short video of his dog. “THANKS EVERYONE.

The reunion came nearly {24 hours|a day|twenty four hours} after {Whitehead|Blackhead|Black head} first broke the news on Instagram that his dog had been stolen.

{Whitehead|Blackhead|Black head} said {a friend was|a pal was|a buddy was} {taking care of|caring for|looking after} Blitz last Sunday while Whitehead was out of town, when someone broke into his house to steal the pitbull.

“Whomever stole Blitz has contacted my phone numerous times, demanding ransom money, ” Whitehead wrote.

Whitehead told FOX 4 Dallas {he was|that he was} convinced this happened to him because {he|that he} plays for the Dallas Cowboys and whoever stole the dog was trying to {mess with|wreck havoc on|wreak havoc on} his head.

It’s sickening, he told FOX 4 before Blitz had been recovered. It’s killing me {just because|because|simply because} I {wasn’t|was not} there {to protect|to safeguard|to guard} him. It’s just hard.

Whitehead said he received phone calls demanding he “cut a check” if {he|that he} wanted to get Blitz {back|right back|straight back} alive, but he refused to pay $10, 000 without first getting proof the pitbull was okay. {It was|It had been|It absolutely was} not clear Tuesday if {he had|he previously|he’d} made any payment.

The Cowboys star has had the 16-week-old puppy for less than {two months|8 weeks}, but said he’s spent a lot of his offseason with him. {He has|He’s got|He’s} also created an Instagram account for the pup, including photos of the dog in superhero costumes and a Cowboys shirt.

The 25-year-old Whitehead tried to get detectives on the case, {but they were|however they were|nevertheless they were} unable to trace the dognapper’s phone. Whitehead said he suspects the heist was “an inside job” and plans to {talk to|speak to|speak with} some people {close to|near|near to} him.

Read more from FOX 4 News.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2017/07/18/dallas-cowboys-lucky-whitehead-says-stolen-dog-is-home-safely.html

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