Footballer Daniel Sturridge: I’ll pay anything to get stolen dog back
Former Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is appealing for the return of his dog after he said the pet was stolen from a house in Los Angeles.
The 29-year-old, without a club after being released by the Champions League winners this summer, posted a video to Instagram on Tuesday showing a broken glass door, which he said was where thieves broke in and took his dog as well as a number of bags.
He said in the video: "Somebody's broke into the house in LA, took my dog from the house. Listen, whoever knows who broke into my crib, I'll pay you anything. I'm dead serious. I wanna know who took my shit. I wanna know what's went on. I wanna know why they've took my dog. I wanna know why they've took bags from upstairs. I want to know what the f***'s going on."
He added: "How can you break into a house in LA and take somebody's dog? Are you crazy? You've come into a house to take a dog? Yo, somebody please find my dog. I'll pay anything, I'm dead serious. I want my dog back man."
In a separate post, Sturridge shared what appeared to be CCTV footage of a group of men in black hoodies outside the property in West Hollywood.
Sturridge has previously posted pictures and videos of his dog Lucci, a Pomeranian who also has his own Instagram account.
Police in Los Angeles were unable to confirm whether or not the incident had been reported to them.
Sturridge's pet has also got his own Instagram page - Lucky Lucci - which has more than 3,000 followers.