While out of town in Florida, Cowboys wide receiver Lucky Whitehead received a disturbing phone call. His friend, who was dog sitting for Whitehead while he was out of town, had come to the residence to find Whitehead's new pitbull puppy Blitz, missing.
Whitehead immediately booked a flight back home to Dallas when he received a call from a blocked number, claiming they had Blitz and were demanding ransom money to the tune of $10,000.
A local Dallas NBC affiliate spoke with Whitehead about Blitz's disappearance, found on The Comeback's blog.
In the interview, Whitehead said he agreed to pay the dognapper(s) their ransom money as long as they could prove his dog was OK. The dognapper(s) told Whitehead they would let him know in a phone call back after a few minutes, but never called back.
Additionally, Whitehead told the NBC affiliate that shoes and bags were also stolen from his home, but he is only concerned with the wellbeing and safe return of Blitz, whom Whitehead only had for 9-10 weeks.
In an Instagram post, Whitehead pleaded for any information about the whereabouts of his dog.
So far, police have been unable to locate Blitz's whereabouts, as the phone number used to contact Whitehead was an untraceable "burner phone."
Whitehead is convinced whomever stole Blitz is someone who knew when the dogsitter would not be at his home.