Five people have been arrested after allegedly kidnapping Lady Gaga's dogs

Publish Date
Friday, 30 April 2021, 2:56PM

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.

According to a statement released by the Los Angeles Police Department, detectives do not believe that the thieves initially knew the dogs belonged to the pop star.

Investigators believe the motive for the robbery was the value of the French bulldogs — which can run into the thousands of dollars.

The dog walker, Ryan Fischer, 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 is still recovering from a gunshot wound.

Lady Gaga offered a $500,000 reward to be reunited with the dogs. They were both returned two days later to an LAPD station by a woman who originally appeared to be "uninvolved and unassociated" with the crime.

The woman, identified as 50-year-old Jennifer McBride, had reported that she'd found the dogs and responded to an email address associated with the reward.