It was a lucky day for Blitz.
The pitbull puppy owned by Dallas Cowboys receiver Lucky Whitehead was back home Tuesday after he was stolen and someone asked for a ransom.
Whitehead posted on Snapchat at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday that Blitz was returned.
A rapper known as Boogotti Kasino tweeted a video late Monday of a dog that Whitehead confirmed to be Blitz in a room with several individuals.
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Kasino said in the Tweet, “I didn't steal the men dog I bought the dog in I found out it's his dog so I'm just asking for my money back that I paid for the dog.”
Kasino then tweeted a video of Blitz being returned to Whitehead early Tuesday.
In an Instagram post on Sunday, Whitehead said that someone had broken into his house and stolen the dog. The pitbull puppy is a rare breed, Whitehead said, and was being held for ransom.
The monetary figure that Whitehead told NBCdfw.com the ransom caller mentioned: $10,000.
Whitehead wrote on Instagram: “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!”
The third-year Cowboys receiver and kick returner asked for the public’s help in getting Blitz returned.
He told NBC5’s Pat Doney in an interview on KXAS/Channel 5’s website posted Monday that the person staying at Whitehead’s house when he was in Florida called him July 9 and said that someone had come into the house and that Blitz, a couple of pairs of shoes and some bags were missing.
Whitehead said he got a phone call demanding money for Blitz’s return, and Whitehead replied that he would pay the money, “I just gotta make sure my dog is OK, we’ll meet.” He said the caller said he would call back “but I haven’t heard from him since.”
Whitehead said a detective told him that a “burner” phone couldn’t be traced.
He told NBC5 that someone had picked up “my boy” at the house and “brought someone extra.”
Whitehead said he has had the dog nine or 10 weeks.
“It’s killing me, because I wasn’t here to protect him.”
Whitehead told Doney that he believes it was an “inside job.”
Staff writer Domingo Ramirez Jr. contributed to this report.
Dallas Cowboys 2017 schedule
Aug. 3 vs. Arizona (NBC)* 7 p.m.
Aug. 12 at Los Angeles Rams (NFL Network) 8 p.m.
Aug. 19 vs. Indianapolis (NFL Network) 6 p.m.
Aug. 26 vs. Oakland 7 p.m.
Aug. 31 at Houston 7 p.m.
* Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio
Sept. 10 vs. New York Giants (KXAS/5) 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 17 at Denver (KDFW/4) 3:25 p.m.
Sept. 25 at Arizona (ESPN) 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 1 vs. Los Angeles Rams (KDFW/4) Noon
Oct. 8 vs. Green Bay (KDFW/4) 3:25 p.m.
Oct. 15 Bye
Oct. 22 at San Francisco (KDFW/4) 3:05 p.m.
Oct. 29 at Washington (KDFW/4) 3:25 p.m.
Nov. 5 vs. Kansas City (KTVT 11) 3:25 p.m.
Nov. 12 at Atlanta (KDFW/4) 3:25 p.m.
Nov. 19 vs. Philadelphia (KXAS/5) 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 23 vs. LA Chargers (KTVT/11) 3:30 p.m.
Nov. 30 vs. Washington (KXAS/5) 7:25 p.m.
Dec. 10 at New York Giants (KDFW/4) 3:25 p.m.
Dec. 17 at Raiders (KXAS/5) 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 24 vs. Seattle (KDFW/4) 3:25 p.m.
Dec. 31 at Philadelphia (KDFW/4) Noon
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July 24: Dallas Cowboys first training camp practice, Oxnard, Calif.
Aug. 3: Hall of Fame Game: Cowboys vs. Arizona, Canton, Ohio
Aug. 5: Hall of Fame induction ceremony, Canton, Ohio
Aug. 12: Cowboys preseason game at Los Angeles Rams, 8 p.m.
Aug. 18: Cowboys break camp in Oxnard, Calif.
Aug. 19: Cowboys preseason game vs. Indianapolis, 6 p.m.
Aug. 26: Cowboys preseason game vs. Oakland, 7 p.m.
Aug. 31: Cowboys preseason game at Houston, 7 p.m.
Sept. 10: Cowboys regular-season opener vs. New York Giants, 7:30 p.m.