Pop superstar, Lady Gaga was left devastated by the dognapping of two of her beloved French bulldogs—Koji and Gustav. The American singer-songwriter was reportedly filming a new flick in Italy when heartless goons shot her dog walker, Ryan Fischer, in Los Angeles and stole her two pooches. She is offering a $500,000 reward for the return of her lost dogs. After the report of the dogs’ stolen appeared in the headlines, CCTV footage, too, was released. The video captured the moment of the horrific attack as the armed robbers flew the spot with the two dogs.
The Academy Award-nominated actress has three French bulldogs. The third one, Miss Asia, escaped the scene and was later recovered. According to reports, a male gunman wielding a semi-automatic handgun shot dog walker Ryan, in Hollywood and fled in a white vehicle, stealing the two French bulldogs. He was immediately taken to the hospital, where he was in critical condition from a single gunshot wound.
Lady Gaga With Her Pooches!
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A close source close to Lady Gaga, noted that the singer was urging anyone who has the dogs to contact through email, reportedly at email@example.com, to return the dogs and retrieve the reward. Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Headquarters released additional information about the horrifying incident, with an update that there are two suspects in the case. Members of the public who have videos or photos of the incident are asked to send information to SAFELATIPS@lapd.online.
Here's LAPD's Tweet:
Violent Street Robbery
On Feb 24 at approx 9:40pm the victim was walking 3 French bulldogs in the area of Sierra Bonita & Sunset. The suspects approached the victim in a white Nissan Altima.
Two suspects exited the vehicle & demanded the victim turn over the dogs at gunpoint.
— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) February 26, 2021
Watch Video: CCTV Footage Shows Attack on Lady Gaga’s Dog Walker
The dog walker Ryan is in stable condition now, and the investigation on the same is ongoing. It is unknown whether Lady Gaga’s pets were targeted because of her celebrity status or the breed of dog. According to reports, there have been several cases in the United States, sometimes involving violent assaults on the owners, where the French bulldogs have been stolen.
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