On the evening of Friday, February 26, Lady Gaga’s dogs, Koji and Gustav, were turned in to the Los Angeles Police Olympic Station after being stolen at gunpoint two days earlier. According to The New York Post, the woman who returned the dogs found them tied to a pole in an alleyway and recognized them from the news. The dogs are unharmed and the police believe that the woman was not involved in the crime.
The singer’s dog walker, Ryan Fischer, was shot and her two french bulldogs were stolen late February 24 in Hollywood. Sources close to Lady Gaga told CNN that she would be “offering half-a-million dollars to anyone who has her two dogs, no questions asked. Anyone who has the dogs can use this email, [email protected] to retrieve the reward.”
The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) said a man was shot during a robbery and was taken to the hospital. Surveillance footage released on February 26 shows the dog walker with the dogs when a light-colored sedan slows and stops next to him. The victim shouts “no, no” before he is attacked.
“We heard blood-curdling screaming. And then within about a minute, a shot rang out,” a neighbor Rachel Mason told CNN. “We just ducked for cover, ran inside and called 911.”
Lady Gaga’s dad, Joe Germanotta, spoke to CNN about the horrific incident. “We are hoping for an act of kindness so we can get the dogs back,” Germanotta told CNN. “We are upset about [the dog walker]. It’s very appalling that someone would shoot somebody to steal some dogs. Hopefully, they’ll be caught so we can get the dogs back safely.”
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