Multiple arrests have been made in the theft of Lady Gaga’s dog, including allegations of attempted murder. In February, Gaga’s assistant, Ryan Fischer, walked the Born This Way singer’s three French bulldogs when he was shot by a group of thieves. The unidentified attackers went out with two of the dogs. After the shooting, which was videotaped, Fischer was hospitalized but fortunately survived.
With little to do, Lady Gaga offered a substantial cash reward for returning her stolen bulldogs unharmed. The A star is born star offered a $ 500,000 reward with “no questions asked,” although that didn’t necessarily mean the LAPD wouldn’t ask. Regardless, a woman identified as Jennifer McBride safely returned the dogs to the police two days after the incident. At the time, McBride said she accidentally abandoned the dogs, and police said she was not a suspect.
Researchers believe Gaga’s assistant was targeted due to the high value of French bulldogs, and are unlikely to know about their connection to the world-famous pop star. A new update to the case has led to serious legal charges against McBride and others allegedly involved in the crime. Five suspects were arrested and detained on Thursday: James Jackson, 18; Jaylin White, 19; Lafayette Whaley, 27; Harold White, 40; and 50-year-old McBride, the woman who returned the dogs to the police in February.
Jackson, White and Whaley are considered by detectives as the robbers in the video who shot Fischer and stole the two bulldogs. All three have been charged with attempted murder and theft each. White and McBride were charged with attempted murder each. Investigators began to unravel the case when it was discovered that McBride was dating White – suspected Jaylin White’s father. Bringing the dogs back was reportedly an attempt to cash in on Gaga’s cash reward.
At the time of the incident, Lady Gaga had been abroad to film her next movie. On Instagram, she posted about the theft and shooting while advocating for the safe return of her beloved pets.
“My beloved dogs Koji and Gustav were taken to Hollywood two nights ago,” Gaga wrote. “My heart is sick and I pray that my family will be healthy again through a kind act. I will pay $ 500,000 for their safe return. Or, if you bought or found them unknowingly, the reward is the same. I “Keep loving you Ryan Fischer, you risked your life fighting for our family. You’re a hero forever.”
On his own Instagram page, Fischer later posted a statement from his own hospital bed during his recovery. In the message, he talks about the gruesome encounter before celebrating the bulldogs’ return to Gaga.
In part, the caption reads, “@ladygaga: Your babies are back and the family is very … we did it! You have shown so much support to both me and my family throughout this crisis. But your support as a friend, despite you own traumatic loss of your children was unshakable. I love you and thank you. “
This is the best possible outcome for the situation where the dogs are safe and the suspects are brought to justice. This news comes from The Hollywood Reporter.