Dallas Cowboys wide receiver/kick returner Lucky Whitehead announced the return of his beloved dog that had been held for ransom.
"Look who made it home safely!!!" Whitehead posted with a short video of his dog, Blitz, on Snapchat early Tuesday morning. "THANKS EVERYONE."
The reunion comes one day after Whitehead announced over Instagram that his dog was stolen and then added further detail in an interview with KXAS-TV in Dallas.
Whitehead's dog was being held for random by Fort Worth rapper Boogotti Kasino, who posted videos of himself and several acquaintances with the pooch. In one of the videos, Kasino demanded $20,000 for the return of Blitz while also calling out several other Cowboys such as wideout Dez Bryant and owner Jerry Jones.
The 25-year-old Whitehead told Dallas-area reporter Mike Fisher that he had never seen or heard of the rapper.
Blitz's return caps a wild few days in the life of Whitehead, who disclosed on Instagram just how the situation began.
"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," Whitehead wrote on Instagram Monday. "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."
Whitehead claimed the robbers initially demanded $10,000 for the return of the pooch. He said he agreed to pay an undisclosed sum but wanted to make sure the dog was OK.
"It's killing me. It hurts because I don't know how he's being treated. I wasn't here to protect him. It's sickening," Whitehead said of Blitz, who has been in the NFL player's possession for nine weeks.
Whitehead first posted a picture of the puppy on Instagram on May 13, creating a personal account for Blitz and even getting customized socks with the dog's picture on them.