Two French bulldogs belonging to Lady Gaga that were stolen at gunpoint earlier this week have been recovered unharmed, police in Los Angeles have said. A woman brought the dogs to the LAPD’s Olympic community police station on Friday evening, said Jonathan Tippett, commanding officer of the robbery-homicide division.
Gaga had offered a $500,000 (around Rs 3.68 crore) reward for the return of the dogs. There was no immediate word on whether the reward would be claimed. Detectives and representatives of Lady Gaga, who is currently filming a movie in Rome, had been to the station and confirmed they were the singer’s dogs, he said.
Lady Gaga’s dog walker, Ryan Fischer, was shot once while struggling with the robbers on Wednesday night. He is in stable condition, according to police. The robbers made off with two of the singer’s three dogs - Koji and Gustav. The robbers remain at large, and the investigation is ongoing.
The dog walker can be heard on the video saying he had been shot in the chest. Fischer was expected to survive his injuries. “I continue to love you, Ryan Fischer, you risked your life to fight for our family. You’re forever a hero,” she said in an Instagram post.
Gaga is in Italy, where she is preparing to shoot a film with Ridley Scott. The film is based on the book "The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed.” She will play Patrizia Reggiani, the ex-wife of Maurizio Gucci, who was convicted for orchestrating his assassination on the steps of his office in Italy in 1995.