Ryan Fischer was ambushed close to his home in West Hollywood as he walked Gaga’s dogs Koji, Miss Asia and Gustavo at around 10 p.m., according to DailyMail.com and TMZ. He was rushed to a local hospital while Koji and Gustavo were stolen, a source close to Gaga confirmed to The Post.
Video at the scene showed a man on the ground still clinging to one dog, which the Mail said was Miss Asia. The victim appeared to be alert and talking to officers, KABC said. Lady Gaga’s bodyguard was later seen picking up the pooch, TMZ said.
Lady Gaga — who is in Italy — is so distraught she is offering $500,000 to get her dogs back, with no questions asked, sources told The Post. Fischer “is thankfully recovering well,” the source said.
Law enforcement sources told TMZ that it was not clear if the thieves knew the dogs belonged to Gaga, saying French Bulldogs are often targeted because they are in high demand.
The LAPD confirmed the shooting but said it was too early to know “if it was a robbery” or if anything else was taken. A spokesman said the victim was taken to a local hospital in an unknown condition. The suspects took off in a white vehicle and are still on the loose, the spokesman said.
Source: The New York Post