30 Apr 5 Arrested in Connection to Lady Gaga Dognapping Case
Just months after Lady Gaga got her dogs stolen, the suspects have finally been found. The LAPD has made five arrests in relation to the kidnapping of Gaga’s dogs, and the shooting of her dog walker, Ryan Fischer.
News of the arrests arrives almost two whole months after the “Poker Face” singer’s French bulldogs were kidnapped while out with her dog walker. The suspects shot Fischer before taking two of the three pups. He is currently recovering from critical injuries.
A woman named Jennifer McBride “found” and led the police to the dogs to the police two days after the incident.
Three of the five arrested — Jaylin White, Lafayette Whaley and James Jackson — were charged with attempted murder for their involvement in the shooting. The other two include Harold White and McBride, the lady who turned in the bulldogs. They were charged with being accessories to the crime.
“Detectives were able to establish McBride had a relationship with the father of one of the suspects, Harold White.” said the police.
Since the attack, Fischer opened up about the night of the dognapping on social media. He said two men pulled up in a four-door sedan just before 10 p.m., near Sunset Boulevard.
They exited the car, and demanded Fischer hand over the dogs at gunpoint. The dognappers “struggled” with him before firing the gun, and driving off with two of the dogs – Koji and Gustav. The third dog, Asia, was left with a wounded Fischer.
He described the event as a “very close call with death,” recounting how “blood poured from [his] gun shot wound”.
She thanked Fischer for his efforts to protect her family, branding him “forever a hero.”
As police suspected McBride was apart of the crime, the popstar was advised to not hand over the reward.
“Detectives do not believe the suspects were targeting the victim because of the dogs’ owner,” authorities said. “However, evidence suggests the suspects knew the great value of the breed of dogs, and that was the motivation for the robbery.”