The man who claims to have found and returned Daniel Sturridge‘s stolen dog in 2019 is now suing the soccer star … alleging the athlete has STILL not paid him the reward money he promised.
Foster Washington spelled it all out in a new lawsuit, obtained by TMZ Sports … saying Sturridge owes him reward money — which was reported to be around $37,000 — for helping him get his Pomeranian, Lucci, back nearly 2 years ago.
Washington says after Sturridge claimed the dog had been stolen in a July 2019 burglary in Los Angeles … Washington found Lucci on the street.
Washington says because Sturridge reportedly offered a reward, he reached out.
In the suit, Washington says he got in touch with Sturridge and ultimately returned the dog expecting the reward money in exchange.
The problem? Washington claims Sturridge — who’s reportedly made over $40 million in his soccer career — never paid him a dime … so now he’s suing him over it, claiming Sturridge breached a contract by not living up to the reward offer.
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Sturridge and his dog, meanwhile, are clearly grateful for their reunion regardless of the reward money drama … Daniel just posted a pic holding Lucci last week, praising the pup for helping him through rough times.