Los Angeles police say the woman who returned Lady Gaga‘s stolen French bulldogs was among five people arrested in connection with the theft and shooting of the music superstar’s dog walker.
Police say detectives do not believe that the thieves knew the dogs belonged to the pop star.
They believe the motive for the February 24 robbery was the value of the French bulldogs, which can run into the thousands of dollars.
he dog walker, Ryan Fischer, is recovering from a gunshot wound and has called the violence “a very close call with death” in social media posts.
He was walking Lady Gaga’s three dogs, named Asia, Koji and Gustav, in Hollywood just off the famed Sunset Boulevard when he was attacked.
Video from the doorbell camera of a nearby home shows a white sedan pulling up and two men jumping out.
They struggled with Fischer and one pulled a gun and fired a single shot before fleeing with two of the dogs, Koji and Gustav.
he video captured Fischer’s screams of, “Oh, my God! I’ve been shot!” and “Help me!” and “I’m bleeding out from my chest!”
Lady Gaga offered a $500,000 reward, “no questions asked,” to be reunited with the dogs.
The singer had been in Rome at the time filming a movie.
The dogs were returned two days later to an L-A-P-D station by a woman who police initially said appeared to be “uninvolved and unassociated” with the crime.