Two of Lady Gaga’s French bulldogs were stolen Wednesday night when an unknown assailant shot their walker in the chest in Hollywood. The sufferer, identified as Ryan Fischer, is predicted to get better and sources close to Gaga have confirmed to a number of news shops that Gaga is providing $500,000 for the return of Koji and Gustav, “No questions requested.”
A 3rd canine, Miss Asia, escaped the gunman and was later rescued by the Los Angeles Police Division.
VIDEO: Lady Gaga’s dog Asia gets rescued by the LAPD. pic.twitter.com/NRTQV4s2je
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Captain Steven Lurie, commanding officer of the LAPD’s Hollywood Division, confirmed that police arrived at N. Sierra Bonita Avenue, simply off Sundown Boulevard, at around 9:40 p.m. Wednesday after several 911 callers reported listening to screaming and a gunshot.
Fischer tried to battle off two males who approached him in a four-door sedan before one among them shot Fisher within the chest with a semi-automatic handgun and stole the animals. The suspects stay at large and it’s unknown whether they’re each armed.
Video from a neighbor’s surveillance camera shows the scary confrontation and the criminals making their getaway in what appears to be a white Nissan Altima. Fischer was taken to a neighborhood hospital.
The case has been handed over to the LAPD’s elite Theft-Homicide Division. The unit’s commanding officer, Captain Jonathan Tippet, says it’s unclear if the attackers specifically focused on Gaga’s canines. Ever since French bulldogs became one thing of a star-style accent, members of the cumbersome breed can fetch as much as $5,000 on the black market.
Simply final week, two English Bulldog puppies were stolen from the house of a North Hollywood couple who had listed them for sale on Craigslist.