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Woman Who Returned Lady Gaga's Stolen Dogs One Of Five People Charged in Connection With Crime

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Woman Who Returned Lady Gaga's Stolen Dogs One Of Five People Charged in Connection With Crime

Police investigating the violent robbery of Lady Gaga's dogs have charged five people, including the woman who returned the dogs after a $500,000 (£359,000) reward was offered.

Attackers shot dog walker Ryan Fischer in the chest before taking French bulldogs Koji and Gustav back in February.

Now, cops have arrested five people in connection with the incident, including Jennifer McBride, 50, who returned the two dogs to police after Lady Gaga - whose real name is Stefani Germanotta - offered a $500,000 reward.

Credit: Instagram/@valleyofthedogs
Credit: Instagram/@valleyofthedogs
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She is accused of being an accessory to attempted murder after the fact and receiving stolen property, while James Jackson, 18, Jaylin White, 19, and Lafayette Whaley, 27, have been charged with attempted murder, conspiracy to commit robbery and second-degree robbery.

Forty-year-old Harold White - Jaylin White's father - has also been charged with accessory to attempted murder after the fact.

A press release from Los Angeles Police, claims the four men who have been charged are 'documented gang members'.

It went on to say: "Detectives were able to establish McBride had a relationship [with] Harold White."

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Police have said they don't think the men were aware that Fischer was working for Lady Gaga when they carried out the attack and robbery.

They say evidence suggests they knew the 'great value of the breed of dogs'.

Credit: Instagram/Lady Gaga
Credit: Instagram/Lady Gaga

After the dogs were returned, LAPD said in a statement: "On February 26, 2021 at approximately 6:00 pm, a woman met Lady Gaga's staff and Robbery Homicide Detectives at Los Angeles Police Department Olympic Station with the two missing dogs taken in the recent Hollywood street robbery.

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"The woman found the dogs and reached out to Lady Gaga's staff to return them.

"The woman's identity and the location the dogs were found will remain confidential due to the active criminal investigation and for her safety."

Fischer was walking three of Lady Gaga's dogs - Koji, Gustav and Miss Asia - when he was shot.

He rushed into hospital following the incident and subsequently had to have part of his lung removed.

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In a lengthy post on Instagram following the attack, Fischer said: "I am still in recovery from a very close call with death and have kept myself (for the most part, I mean I am human) from the growing media story.

Credit: Instagram/@valleyofthedogs
Credit: Instagram/@valleyofthedogs

"I will write and say more later, but the gratitude for all the love I feel from around this planet is immense and intense. I felt your healing support! Thank you.

"I am humbled and grateful that attention and focus from the police were enough to get Koji and Gustav back to safety, and I know they are committed to bringing these criminals and attempted murderers to justice. I am so appreciative of everything you continue to do."

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/Lady Gaga

Topics: Celebrity, crime

Claire Reid
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