Lady Gaga's dog walker may have been targeted to hold the singer's French bulldogs for ransom: TMZ

Lady Gaga's dog walker may have been intentionally targeted by criminals who planned to hold the singer's French bulldogs for ransom, law enforcement sources told TMZ.

On Friday, sources told TMZ that the Los Angeles Police Department is seriously looking at the possibility that the gunman and thieves knew the dogs were owned by Gaga.


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Surveillance video first obtained by TMZ, in which a similar version was later obtained by FOX 11, appears to support that theory.

The video shows the vehicle come up upon Gaga's dog walker, Ryan Fischer, with no other potential victims in sight. The car stops and two people immediately jump out of the vehicle and attack Fischer. 

"There's no way they would have instantly known these dogs were a valuable breed ... they're small and it was dark outside. The dogs could have easily been rescues, mixed breeds, a less valuable breed ... fact is, these criminals knew," reported the publication.

Law enforcement sources also told TMZ that Fischer told numerous people in the neighborhood he was walking Gaga's dogs, which also supports the idea that he may have been targeted. 

Fischer was transported to the hospital in critical condition, he is expected to survive. The Los Angeles Police Department says he was shot twice, once in the back and once in the neck. 

Credit: Lady Gaga, Instagram

Fischer was walking three of Lady Gaga's dogs at the time, and the attackers made off with two of them, Koji and Gustav. A third dog, named Miss Asia, was recovered. 

Gaga is offering a $500,000 reward for the safe return of her stolen bulldogs with "no questions asked." 

FILE - Singer Lady Gag performs during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Saul Loeb - Pool/Getty Images)

The suspect’s vehicle is said to be a white Nissan Altima with tinted windows. Police described the two suspects as men about 20 to 25-years-old, one with blonde dreadlocks, wearing a black hoodie and carrying a semi-automatic handgun. The other was dressed in dark clothing.

Tips can be emailed to Anyone with information is urged to contact the Los Angeles Police Department. 

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