Lady Gaga poised to hand over $500,000 reward to mystery woman after safe return of Bulldogs! Lady Gaga is poised to hand over a $500,000 reward to a mystery woman who returned her beloved French bulldogs kidnapped in a violent street robbery near her home in Hollywood.
Koji and Gustav, thought to be worth up to $10,000 dollars each, were given in at a downtown LAPD Police Station by an unnamed woman late on Friday night.
Authorities believe the woman who handed the dogs in was “uninvolved and unassociated” with the attack – but she is still eligible for the “unconditional” $500,000 and is said to be in contact with Gaga’s representatives.
“If you bought or found them unknowingly, the reward is the same,” Gaga had said in a post confirming the hefty sum before the dogs were handed back on Friday.
The violent abduction on Wednesday saw the singer’s dog-walker and close friend Ryan Fischer shot in the chest. Gaga’s third dog named Miss Asia escaped the attack and was later found by police.
The singer, whose real name is Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, has kept silent since the dogs were handed into police. But her reward offer has raised eyebrows.
There’s new evidence to suggest the 2 men who dognapped Lady Gaga‘s French bulldogs and shot her dog walker may not have even known they were her dogs … TMZ has learned.
Law enforcement and other sources tell TMZ … dog walker Ryan Fischer was not just taking a short walk around the block when he was ambushed … we’ve learned … just minutes before the attack he was at a store with the dogs 7 blocks away.
Ryan and the 3 dogs were at Almor Wine & Spirits at the intersection of Sunset Blvd. and Fairfax in Hollywood. As most of you know, Sunset Blvd. is heavily trafficked and well lit, and someone could have spotted Ryan and gotten a good look at the dogs … to determine their breed TMZ.com
He then walked 4/10 of a mile … where he was ambushed on a residential street. TMZ broke the story … Ryan was shot and 2 dogs were stolen. They have since been recovered unharmed by a woman who saw them tied to a pole in an alley. Law enforcement believes Ryan walked for about 10 minutes before being ambushed.
We’ve learned LAPD detectives have gone to the store and obtained the surveillance tape, which shows Ryan and the dogs. Unfortunately, the white sedan with the perpetrators is not seen in the video.
Although cops initially believed the target may well have been Gaga, there’s now a real possibility the perpetrators could have seen Ryan on Sunset Blvd., scoped out the dogs and followed him to a dark, residential street.
There’s another reason this may not be a hit targeted at Gaga … during the entire time the perpetrators had the dogs, sources connected to Gaga tell us they never made a ransom demand.
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Lady Gaga poised to hand over $500,000 reward! Lady Gaga poised to hand over $500,000 reward