Daniel Sturridge Pleads For Safe Return Of His Stolen Dog In Video

Please give this man his dog back.

Editor's Note: The dog has been found and returned. Read below for more details.

Daniel Sturridge set social media alight Tuesday when he released a video showing the aftermath of a theft of his LA home. In the video Sturridge, who is visibly upset, shares that not only had some valuable bags been stolen and his window broken, but his dog Lucci had also been taken. (Warning: video contains inappropriate language.)

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Somebody stole my dog. I’ll pay anything. I want him back.

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Sturridge makes it clear in the video itself as well as the video's description that “he will pay any price to have his dog back.”

Sturridge went on to post several pictures of Lucci so people can identify and report any sightings of the Pomeranian.

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This is him

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Twitter is expressing a mix of sympathy for Sturridge...

... And fury at the perpetrator.

Sturridge, who has had the dog for a year and a half, clearly had a close relationship with Lucci, as the puppy is plastered all over Sturridge’s social media account, with the Liverpool striker even going so far as to create his own Instagram account the dog himself (@Luccidapoochie).

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Rainy days make me sleepy

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If you know anything about the robbery or the whereabouts Daniel Sturridge’s dog please contact the LAPD or attempt to reach out to Daniel Sturridge directly through any the following social media outlets: Instagram, Twitter.


Update, July 10, 2019:

Lucci has been found and safely returned to Daniel Sturridge. 

Sturridge posted another Instagram video explaining that he was able to reunite with his dog, but did not go into much detail into how the dog went missing and how he was found.

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He did the buzzer beater walkoff on me. @luccidapoochie 

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