5 arrested in snatching of Lady Gaga’s dogs, police say


Posted at Apr 30 2021 06:16 AM

LOS ANGELES—Five people have been arrested in connection with the snatching at gunpoint in February of Lady Gaga's dogs, a Los Angeles police spokesman said on Thursday.

No details were immediately available. The singer's two dogs were returned two days after they were stolen in Hollywood.

The French bulldogs were snatched at night after their dog walker was shot in the chest. They were returned unharmed after Gaga offered a $500,000 reward.


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Gaga was filming in Rome when the theft occurred. Her dog walker, Ryan Fischer, said later that he had suffered "a very close call with death."

Fischer was walking three of Gaga's bulldogs in a residential area in Hollywood when a car pulled up alongside them and two men demanded he turn over the animals, police said at the time.

Fischer was shot once by the assailants, who drove off with two of the dogs. A third escaped and was later found by police. (Reporting by Jill Serjeant; Editing by Chris Reese and Peter Cooney)


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