Who returned Lady Gaga's dogs? Woman 'uninvolved' with gunmen finds them, Internet asks if she got $500K reward

The dogs were kidnapped on February 24 when Gaga's dog walker, Ryan Fischer, was shot while walking in Hollywood


                            Who returned Lady Gaga's dogs? Woman 'uninvolved' with gunmen finds them, Internet asks if she got $500K reward
Lady Gaga's French bulldogs were returned 2 days after they were kidnapped (Instagram/Ladygaga)

Two days after Lady Gaga's French bulldogs were stolen, they were handed to the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD). The woman, who is yet to be identified, returned Koji and Gustav to the LAPD's Olympic Community Police Station around 6 pm on February 26. The LAPD confirmed in a tweet that the dogs have been handed over to representatives of the singer, since she is currently filming in Rome.

According to the Daily Mail, Captain Johnathan Tippett, commanding officer of the Elite Robbery-Homicide Division said the woman who dropped off the dogs appears to be 'uninvolved and unassociated' with the incident. It is still unclear how she got the dogs. The police are still investigating after footage from a nearby doorbell camera has allowed them to release descriptions of the suspects. They said that the suspects are Black males between 20 and 25 driving a Nissan Altima. 

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Gaga offers $500,000 reward

The dogs were kidnapped on February 24 when Gaga's dog walker, 30-year-old Ryan Fischer, was shot while walking in Hollywood. On learning about the incident, Gaga offered a $500,000 reward, "no questions asked" for the safe return of her pets. Many experts criticized the move, saying it would only create more opportunities for criminals to kidnap celebrity pets in return for huge cash rewards. 



 

Gaga is currently in Rome filming a Ridley Scott movie about Patrizia Reggiani who was jailed for the murder of her ex-husband Maurizio Gucci. A source told Entertainment Today on February 25 that "she feels somewhat helpless because she is far away in Italy, but is doing everything she can and praying for Ryan, Koji and Gustav". It is unclear at this time if Gaga has handed the reward to the woman, which is exactly what some on Twitter are wondering. 

Two of Lady Gaga's three French bulldogs were kidnapped (Instagram/ Lady Gaga)

Twitter Furious and Curious About Reward

Since news of the reward was announced, some questioned Gaga for paying money for the return of her dogs, rather than paying Ryan. One user tweeted, "Lol @ladygaga offered a reward for her dogs, not her human employee." 



 

Not everyone saw the funny side though. Another user said, "Dogs, dogs... not worth $500K reward, catching shooter(s), giving money to dog Walker much more humane @ladygaga. Not judging, just letting you know optics as to how whole thing reported shows you to be disconnected from people." That sentiment was echoed by another user, who tweeted, "How about paying a reward for the capture and arrest and prosecution of the people that tried to kill your friend Ryan and return your dogs."



 



 

One user tweeted "Hey @ladygaga, it would be great to see you offer that reward money to the man that risked his life protecting your dogs. #rewardthehero." There's also the question of whether Gaga offered to pay the reward. One user tweeted, "Sounds about right they don't know if she will get a reward even though the person who turned the dogs in was not involved in take the dogs, Gaga offered 500k she better give the lady the reward money!" Another asked "Did she pay the reward?"



 

 



 



 

One user seemed to be concerned about the specifics of the reward, tweeting, "The most important details were left out here. Did Lady Gaga bring a cashier's check or $500,000 in cash to the police station for the woman that returned the dogs? We as the public need to make sure this hero gets paid, as was promised. Also, does she have to pay taxes on reward."



 

Until we get a statement from the singer or her representatives we won't know. But hopefully, Gaga did stick to her promise.

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