Los Angeles police have detained five people suspected of kidnapping two French bulldogs that belong to singer Lady Gaga. This was reported by ABC television on Thursday, April 29.
“This was a brazen street crime that seriously injured a person,” said Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón.
Three of the five detainees are suspected in the robbery and attempted murder of Lady Gaga aide Ryan Fisher, the Los Angeles Police Department noted.
Investigators believe the suspects were primarily motivated by the high value of the French bulldogs.
According to the network, the woman who helped find the singer’s dogs may be related to one of the detainees. The four suspects are members of an officially registered criminal gang, police added.
On Feb. 25, Fisher was walking Lady Gaga’s three dogs when he was approached by two men who tried to kidnap them. During the conflict, Fisher was shot and two of the three dogs were put in a car and taken away. Another pet managed to escape and was later found. Fisher was hospitalized and recovered from his wounds in March.