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Man who found Sturridge’s dog says he's received no reward

MISSING DOG FOUND: Daniel Sturridge had offered to pay "whatever" for the return of his Pomeranian

A MAN who said he found Daniel Sturridge’s missing dog has claimed that the striker did not pay him a reward.

Sturridge had appealed to social media users to help him find the Pomeranian named Lucci after reporting that it had been stolen when his LA home was broken into on Monday night.

A rapper who goes by the name Killa Fame, real name Foster Washington, the Evening Standard reported, said his 11-year-old nephew found the dog on the street.

But contrary to Sturridge's claims that he would offer a sizeable reward, Killa Fame says he has not been given one.

He tweeted: “Don’t offer a reward if you not planning on living up to your word!!”

Since announcing that he found and returned the dog, Killa Fame has been accused of stealing it and criticised for initially planning to keep it before he discovered who it belonged to.

'NO REWARD': Killa Fame, left, took pictures with Sturridge when they met

In response to the critics, he tweeted: “So the world is gonna except @DanielSturridge promising 30k reward for the return of his dog and lied... But fault me for finding the dog and returning him.”

He also said that if he was white, he would have been given the reward.

Reacting to Lucci’s return, Sturridge, who had said he would pay “whatever” to find the dog, said: “I can’t believe it. I just want to say a big thank you to everyone on social media who supported us and raised awareness. I’m so thankful.”

The 29-year-old, who was released from Liverpool this summer, made headlines here and in the US after he took to social media to show the aftermath of the break in and pleaded for his dog to be found.

In addition to the pet, he said thieves also took a number of luxury items from his home.

Appearing on Good Morning America, Sturridge said that he believed the incident was a planned dognapping.

“If you break into a house, why would you take a dog?” he said during an interview with the US TV show.

The LAPD said it was not involved in the return of Sturridge’s dog. Police said they do not believe the individuals that returned the dog were involved in its disappearance from the footballer’s property.

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