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.
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.
The woman who dropped off the animals appeared to be “uninvolved and unassociated” with Wednesday night’s attack, Tippett said. It was not immediately clear how she had obtained the dogs.
The dog walker, Ryan Fischer, was shot once as he walked three of the singer’s dogs in Hollywood. Video showed a white sedan pulling up and two men jumping out. They struggled with the dog walker before one pulled a gun and fired a single shot before fleeing with two of the dogs.
The dog walker can be heard on the video saying he had been shot in the chest. Fischer was expected to survive his injuries.
Lady Gaga had on Friday repeated her offer of a US$500,000 reward for the return of her dogs, named Koji and Gustav, with no questions asked.
“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.