Cowboys receiver Lucky Whitehead went public Monday with the news that his beloved pit bull “Blitz” had been kidnapped from his Dallas home on Sunday, and moreover that the kidnappers had contacted him demanding a $20,000 ransom.
“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. #repost”
It sparked an internet-wide manhunt as people tried to work out who took Whitehead’s beloved dog, whom he’s featured on his Instagram account before. Who steals someone’s dog? Moreover, who steals a dog and then demands a ransom?
Then around 10 p.m. that night, video surfaced of the alleged dognapper, a Fort Worth-based rapped named Boogotti Kasino. Blitz was featured in the video, with the rapper clearly saying he wanted $20,000 in exchange for the dog.
WTF!!!!! Ft Worth rapper @Boogottikasino wants Cowboys player @ninjafast22 to pay him $20,000 in order to get his pitbull back pic.twitter.com/1QLVAZ5jcZ— say cheese (@Saycheese_Media) July 18, 2017
It’s unclear what happened between last night and early morning, when the dog was eventually returned. Boogotti Kasino claims the dog was taken by Whitehead’s “ex-bitch,” and that he did not steal the animal. What he wanted was reimbursement for purchasing the dog, not ransom money — according to the rapper.
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 pic.twitter.com/F43i4JuVQw— Boogotti Kasino (@Boogottikasino) July 18, 2017
We don’t know who the heck would pay $20,000 for a pit bull, but evidently Boogotti Kasino did, at least according to his account. At 5:32 in the morning, another video was posted, this time showing the dog being returned to Whitehead.
Dog home safe to his owner @ninjafast22 we got everythang understood I didn't steal nobody dog facts I took a lost n still gave him his dog pic.twitter.com/9iQ4QGbEG7— Boogotti Kasino (@Boogottikasino) July 18, 2017
We might never know the true story of how Blitz came into Boogotti Kasino’s possession, but he used the newfound attention to explain the situation and carefully market his mix tape at the same time.
July 18, 2017
Lucky Whitehead has not posted about the incident since yesterday when people were trying to help him find Blitz. This morphed into a very bizarre story in the meantime.