Daniel Sturridge has issued an emotional plea after his dog was stolen at his home in Los Angeles.
In a series of videos on Instagram, the former Liverpool striker revealed that three thieves broke into his LA home at night by smashing a glass door.
Sturridge’s dog Lucci, a Pomeranian with Husky markings, was taken along with four bags.
And the 29-year-old, who is out of contract after leaving Liverpool earlier this summer, has issued a reward of £30,000 to whoever ensures the safe return of Lucci.
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‘Somebody has broken into the house in LA and took my dog from the house,’ Sturridge said.
‘Listen, whoever knows who broke into my crib, I’ll pay you anything.
‘I’m dead serious. I wanna know who took my s***. I wanna know what’s went on. I wanna know why they’ve took my dog. I want to why they’ve took bags from upstairs.
‘Something has gotta change, like how can you break into a house in LA and take someone’s dog? You’ve come into a house to take a dog.
Many dogs have a condition nicknamed “Frito Feet,” in which their feet smell little bit like corn chips. As Matt Soniak wrote in a Big Question on this site, this has to do with the kind of bacteria found on a pup’s feet, and “could be due to yeast or Proteus bacteria. Both are known for their sweet, corn tortilla–like smell. Or it could be Pseudomonas bacteria, which smell a little fruitier—but pretty close to popcorn to most noses.”
‘Somebody please find my dog, I’ll pay anything I’m dead serious, I want my dog back.’
‘Whoever brings my dog back £20k, straight up, £20k, £30k, whatever, bring my dog back to my house.
‘I’m moving out anyway, I don’t give a s*** about this place. I’ll be moving out tomorrow or the next day
‘I want my dog back and I’ll pay whatever. I don’t care.
‘You’re ain’t gonna get more than that anyway, and if you are I’ll pay more than them.’