Singer Lady Gaga’s French bulldog, stolen after a brutal attack on the artist’s dog walker in Hollywood on Wednesday, were found Friday, according to Stacy Spell, captain of the Los Angeles Police Department.
The animals were returned unharmed at 6 p.m. Pacific time to the Olympic Community Police Station near downtown Los Angeles. This was confirmed by a spokesman for the city police to Citizen Free Press.
“Lady Gaga’s two dogs were turned over to a local police station. And they have safely met with representatives of Lady Gaga, “said the Los Angeles Police Department on Twitter this Friday.
The investigation is ongoing. In this regard, the police are working to locate possible suspects in the attack, a spokesman said.
Hours earlier, Lady Gaga took to Instagram to open up about the violent attack. “My dear dogs Koji and Gustav were taken away in Hollywood two nights ago,” he wrote. “My heart is broken and I pray that my family will be whole again with an act of kindness. I will pay US $ 500,000 for their safe return, “he added. “If you bought them or found them without knowing it, the reward is the same,” Gaga clarified.
The dog walker, who was shot, is in critical condition. He is expected to recover, according to Captain Spell.
Images of Lady Gaga’s dog walker attack
The police department analyzed surveillance video showing the attack.
The footage, recorded by a home surveillance camera and obtained by Citizen Free Press, shows the man walking on what police identified as Sierra Bonita Avenue in Hollywood as a light-colored sedan slows down and pulls up alongside him.
At least two people can be seen as they exit the vehicle and approach the dog walker while a physical altercation ensues. The video also contains an audio in which the victim can be heard saying to the attackers “No, no”, while fighting with them.
One attacker restrains the victim, while the other appears to point a gun. A gunshot can be heard and the victim falls backwards as the assailants run back to the car.
“My God, my God, help,” the man yells before the car starts. While the neighbors run to help man, he keeps yelling and asking for help: he says that he has been shot in the heart and lungs and that they have stolen two dogs.
In an interview with Citizen Free Press on Friday morning, Lady Gaga’s father said that the dog walker is a close friend of his daughter. He remains hospitalized but is “recovering well,” a source close to the singer told Citizen Free Press on Thursday.
“You risked your life to fight for our family,” Gaga said of her friend in her post. You will always be a hero.