Ex-Liverpool star Daniel Sturridge is being SUED by a man who found his lost Pomeranian dog in Los Angeles in 2019 and says England striker has STILL not paid him the £26,000 reward
- Daniel Sturridge was burgled in Los Angeles in 2019 and his dog Lucci was stolen
- The footballer pleaded on Instagram for help to find his beloved Pomeranian pet
- Sturridge said at the time: ‘I will pay anything… I’m dead serious’
- Now, Foster Washington – the man claiming to have found Lucci on the street – is filing a new lawsuit stating Sturridge still owes him the reward money
Ex-England and Liverpool star Daniel Sturridge is being sued by a man who found his stolen dog in Los Angeles two years ago.
Sturridge, now 31, made a plea on social media after his beloved Pomeranian dog named Lucci, who is worth £4,000, was stolen after his house was burgled in July 2019, with bags also stolen.
The footballer promised a reward of £26,000 ($30,000) to whoever found the pet but Foster Washington, the man claiming to have found the dog, is now filing a new lawsuit stating Sturridge still owes him the reward money, as per a report by TMZ Sports.
Daniel Sturridge with his pet dog Lucci (posted last week) who was stolen two years ago in LA
Sturridge posted a ‘thank you’ message on his Instagram after Pomeranian pet Lucci was found after the burglary in Los Angeles
The report details that Washington says he found Lucci on the street after the burglary in July 2019 before reaching out to Sturridge, expecting the reward in return for finding his dog.
But Washington insists Sturridge has not paid him anything at all, so he’s now suing claiming that Sturridge breached a contract by not living up to the reward offer.
Sturridge posted the scene at his burgled house on his Instagram, with detectives later arriving to gather evidence.
While they took fingerprints from a broken door, the footballer took matters into his own hands by pleading for help on social media.
The loss of the favourite pet Lucci was what he was most upset about and Sturridge insisted the ‘dognappers’ should come back ‘if they wanted to make money.’
In an angry tirade online, Sturridge said: ‘Listen, somebody’s broken into the house in LA, took my dog from the house. Listen, whoever knows who broke into my crib, I’ll pay you anything.
Sturridge was furious on Instagram after his house was burgled and his dog was stolen
‘I’m dead serious. I want to know what’s gone on, I want to know why they’ve took my dog, I want to know why they’ve taken bags from upstairs. I want to know what the f*** has gone on, I’m dead serious.
‘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 will pay anything I’m dead serious, I want my dog back.’
Washington, whose rapper name is Killa Fame, posted a tweet asking if he’d found Lucci
But later that same day, Washington was angry about not receiving the $30,000 reward
A day later, he accused Sturridge of ‘lying’ about promising to pay a reward of $30,000
When the dog was found Washington, a local musician whose rapper name is Killa Fame, posted a tweet with a series of photos asking if he’d found the beloved pet.
However, later in the day, Washington tweeted: ‘Don’t offer a reward if you not planning on living up to your word!!’
The next morning, he added: ‘So the world is gonna except (sic) Daniel Sturridge promising 30k reward for the return of his dog and lied… but fault me for finding the dog and returning him. SAD AMERIC (sic)’.
Former England footballer Sturridge is currently without his club after he left Trabzonspor