In February two of Lady Gaga’s French Bulldogs - Koji and Gustav - were kidnapped and her dog walker was shot in the process. A $500-thousand reward was promised and a few days later, Koji and Gustav were returned by a woman claiming she found them in an alley.
Originally LAPD believed it was a gang initiation, but have now changed their theory to it being a dognapping ring which was selling French Bulldogs and other exotic breeds on the black market.
Police have now arrested five people, with three of them - 18-year-old James Jackson,19-year-old Jaylin White and 27-year-old Lafayette Whaley, facing charges of attempted murder and robbery. The other two, 40-year-old Harold White and 50-year-old Jennifer McBride, were arrested on charges of accessories to attempted murder.
One of those arrested, McBride, is the woman who returned the dogs. Police had their suspicions about McBride when she handed over the pups...and they told Gaga to hold off paying her the $500K reward. Jackson, who is believed to the be the shooter is being held on $3-million bail, while McBride remains on house arrest. The judge overseeing the case has ordered that none of the defendants' pictures are to be released to the media.