What a saga for Cowboys receiver Lucky Whitehead and his good boy Blitz.
NBC – Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Lucky Whitehead tells NBC 5 Sports’ Pat Doney that someone stole his dog, Blitz, and is demanding ransom.
luck2fast – 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. While out of town, Blitz was being taken care of by a close friend at my house and someone broke in and took him. Whomever stole Blitz has contacted my phone numerous times, demanding ransom money. 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.
Stolen and held for ransom by some rapper named “Boogotti Kasino” – how do we know who the prime suspect is so quickly? Because he uploaded a video of himself to Twitter.com, not sure if you’ve heard of it, pretty public domain.
Then, ESPN this morning –
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Lucky Whitehead has been reunited with Blitz.
After saying Monday that his dog was stolen from him and was being held for ransom money, he posted early Tuesday morning on Snapchat that Blitz was back.
“Look who made it home safely!!!” Whitehead posted with a short video of his dog. “THANKS EVERYONE.”
Whitehead, who was in Florida when the dog was stolen along with a couple of pairs of shoes and some bags, said initially that the unknown robbers demanded $10,000 for the return of his dog.
He said the man calling from an unknown phone number asked: “How much does the dog mean to you?” and said that if Whitehead wanted his dog returned, “you got to cut a check.” Whitehead said at first he wasn’t sure whether the situation was a “sick joke.”
He said he refused to write a check for $10,000, but he agreed to pay an undisclosed amount of cash for the dog after first making sure the dog was OK.
Whitehead said he contacted detectives but was told the calls and texts couldn’t be traced because they came from a “burner phone.”
Whitehead said he’s had Blitz for nine weeks and got the dog shipped from San Diego. He said he and Blitz “pretty much went everywhere together” and “hang out all the time.”
A happy ending for Lucky and Blitz, and hopefully a really bad ending for Mr Boogotti.
At least that’s if you buy in to everything that happened here. I don’t want to be too woke because there’s nothing worse than the “too woke” guy on the internet but like. I guess I’ll just come right out and say it. I can’t be the only one that things something is fishy with this story. I mean I’ve been around the internet block a time or two. Let’s just say anytime a no-name amateur rapper is involved in a high profile stunt that goes viral, my antennae go up. Mixtape promotion has evolved into an art form. You never know when you’re being subtly guerilla marketed towards or used as a guinea pig for a guy to build his street cred up on. Just saying I’d like to get all the facts on the background of these two before committing myself too hard to the cause.
I do love Boogotti’s defense though. He didn’t steal the dog. He didn’t hold it for ransom. He bought it and was simply asking for the money back.
Whatever, cue the music! (Then shut it off quickly because it’s awful).