The Grammy-winning star’s dog walker was shot and her two French bulldogs were stolen in Hollywood.
On Wednesday evening, Lady Gaga’s dog walker was reportedly shot by a man in a white Nissan vehicle and her two French bulldogs were taken. The star is offering a half-a-million dollars ‘no questions asked’ for the safe return of Koji and Gustav. Miss Asia, a third bulldog with her own Instagram account, managed to escape and was later retrieved by police.
The man identified a Ryan Fischer, 30, was walking the three dogs just before 10 p.m. in Hollywood in the 1500 block of North Sierra Bonita Avenue, according to the LAPD. CCTV footage obtained from a near where the scene took place, shows a struggle between Fischer and a dognapper before multiple shots were fired. Fischer is later seen lying on the ground bleeding and cradling Miss Asia while waiting for paramedics to arrive. He is currently being treated in a hospital and Gaga (who is in Italy) is covering his medical bills.
It’s unclear whether attackers were aware of the dogs’ owner or whether this was pure coincidence. According to an interview with a breeder on ABC News, dognapping is on the rise. Especially for expensive, in-demand varieties like French Bulldogs that require a complicated breeding process.
Sources close to Gaga have confirmed the offer of $500,000 with various media agencies, and anyone with information on the dogs’ whereabouts or the attackers can email KojiandGustav@gmail.com.
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