Lady Gaga, her dog walker, and her beloved French Bulldogs have made headlines for the past 24 hours. Didn’t you follow the disturbing saga? Here’s what we know so far.
What happened to Lady Gaga’s dog walker?
On Wednesday evening, a male suspect Lady Gaga’s dog walker Ryan Fischer shot and wounded and stole two of her three French Bulldogs, Koji and Gustav, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. The third dog, Miss Asia, was not accepted. The theft occurred around 9:40 p.m. in Hollywood, police said, and the suspect used a semi-automatic pistol and fled the scene in a white four-door Nissan Altima.
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A terrible home surveillance video from TMZ shows a man jumping out of a car and confronting the dog walker and saying, “Give it up.” The men fight, and a gunshot can be heard, as well as the howling of a dog and the panicked screams of the injured victim. “Help me, I was shot. I was shot,” he yells. “Oh my God.”
Quoting a representative from Gaga, KABC says that Fisher is being treated at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Fischer is in stable condition, according to a police statement from Thursday evening, in which the two suspects of the robbery are also described as between 20 and 25 years old.
Where are the dogs now?
Nobody knows. Several news outlets cite sources close to the singer, saying she is offering a $ 500,000 reward for her return. Anyone with information can email KojiandGustav@gmail.com.
Why would someone steal French bulldogs?
In short, they are valuable and in demand. Puppies typically sell between $ 1,500 and $ 3,000, but they can sell far more. This isn’t the first time French bulldogs called frenchies have been stolen. In November, two French Bulldogs were stolen from the back yard of a residence in Daly City, south of San Francisco. And just last month, a woman from San Francisco reported that she had been violently assaulted and stole her 6-month-old French bulldog.
French bulldogs have large ears, large square heads, and compact muscular bodies. The American Kennel Club describes the breed as “one of the most popular small dog breeds in the world, especially among city dwellers. The Frenchie is playful, attentive, adaptable, and utterly irresistible.”
Where is Lady Gaga now?
The actor is currently in Rome shooting the new film Gucci about the famous fashion family dynasty. Lady Gaga plays Patrizia Reggiani, Italian celebrity and ex-wife of Maurizio Gucci, grandson of Gucci’s founder Guccio Gucci. Reggiani was tried and convicted for orchestrating the murder of her husband in 1995. Maurizio had two daughters with Reggiani, but he left them for another woman. Ridley Scott will direct the film based on Sara Gay Forden’s book The House of Gucci: A Sensational Tale of Murder, Madness, Glamor and Greed.
While Gaga frequently posts Instagram shots of the dogs, the artist hasn’t written anything about dog theft. But her fans have used the singer’s social media accounts to express their grief over the attack.
“I’m so sorry to read this. I hope your babies are with you again soon,” wrote a fan on an Instagram picture of Gaga and her dogs.
The singer’s father, Joe Germanotta, spoke to the New York Post.
“We’re just sick about it, it’s really awful,” said Germanotta. “It’s like someone took one of your children away.”
Who is the injured dog walker?
According to the New York Post, 30-year-old Ryan Fischer recently moved from New York to Los Angeles. One of his Instagram pages, Valley of the Dogs, has photos of Gaga’s dogs, as well as many other canines.
The investigation is still ongoing. “Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Robbery Homicide Division, Robbery Special Section, are seeking public help in providing information that would lead to the identification and arrest of violent street robbery suspects,” the LAPD said in a statement.