The saga of the attack on Lady Gaga’s dog walker, Ryan Fischer, and the dognapping of two of her French bulldogs, and subsequent return of the pooches, continues.
Still under investigation
New reports came out yesterday that authorities are still investigating the incident and that the woman who returned the two dogs has yet to be paid the $500,000 reward, contrary to prior reports.
According to multiple news sources, authorities have encouraged Lady Gaga to wait out payment of the reward she promised to anyone who returned her dogs unharmed until all parties involved have been completely cleared. It was previously thought that the good samaritan who says she found the dogs tied to a post in an alley would secure the reward as she seemed to have no involvement in the attack itself. However, police are still working to clear her name and want to ensure she was not part of the plan in any way.
Police are currently also looking into the theory that the attack was a possible gang initiation ritual.
A brutal attack
Fischer was shot on February 24th around 9:40 pm in Los Angeles while walking the Shallow star’s three French bulldogs. Two of the dogs, Koji and Gustav, were taken after the shooting while the third, Miss Asia, managed to escape capture.
Fischer spoke out a few days after the robbery from his hospital bed, thanking Lady Gaga for her support and calling Miss Asia his “guardian angel” as he lay on the sidewalk calling for help.
Lady Gaga has been in Italy filming her new movie House of Gucci since February and was distraught upon hearing the news of the attack and stealing of her beloved dogs.
She took to social media to plead for the safe return of Koji and Gustav, offering a generous, “no questions asked” $500,000 reward to anyone who brought them in without harm.
“My beloved dogs Koji and Gustav were taken in Hollywood two nights ago. My heart is sick and I am praying my family will be whole again with an act of kindness. I will pay $500,000 for their safe return. Email [email protected] to contact us. Or, if you bought or found them unknowingly, the reward is the same. I continue to love you Ryan Fischer, you risked your life to fight for our family. You’re forever a hero.”
Doctors said Fischer was lucky to be alive and will make a full recovery.
House of Gucci is scheduled to be released November 24th, 2021.