The owner of Drewski’s Food Truck is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who shot and killed his dog and business mascot during a burglary of his home Saturday night.
When he returned home from working an event, Andrew Blaskovich said, he found his home ransacked and Rex, his 2 1/2-year-old blue Great Dane, dead with a .40-caliber gunshot wound to his chest. He said it appeared the dog was shot in the living room but managed to make it to his favorite spot at the foot of Blaskovich’s bed, where he died.
Blaskovich said Rex was the mascot for his business and had been featured on television numerous times.
“He was in the prime of his life,” Blaskovich said. “He was such a happy-go-lucky dog.”
Blaskovich said he had been gone from his home in the 2100 block of Third Street in Sacramento for most of the day. But his mother had come by to check on Rex several times, leaving the last time at 7 p.m.
When Blaskovich returned home about 11 p.m., he found someone had forced open his back door. Inside, the house was in disarray. Drawers had been pulled out and his couch pulled apart. Blaskovich said Monday that he had not yet determined whether anything was taken. He was too distraught over the loss of his dog.
Police officers and crime scene investigators responded Saturday night and canvassed the neighborhood. Police said detectives were continuing to follow up on the crime Monday.
Anyone with information regarding the crime is asked to call Crime Alert at 916-443-4357, or text a tip to 274637. Enter SACTIP followed by the tip information. Callers can remain anonymous.