The woman who returned Lady Gaga’s stolen French bulldogs is one of five people arrested for shooting her dog walker and dognapping.
Los Angeles police alleged on Thursday that the skurke – gangsters James Jackson, 18, Jaylin White, 19, and Lafayette Whaley, 27 – who attacked Gaga’s dog walker did not know the Shallow hitmaker owned the hondjies.
They face robbery and attempted murder charges, while Jackson is also up for assault with a semi-automatic firearm and carrying a concealed firearm in a vehicle, and White faces an additional assault charge.
“This was a brazen street crime that left a man seriously wounded,” District Attorney George Gascón said in a statement.
Detectives said Jennifer McBride, 50, who returned the dogs two days after the attack, claiming she had found them, had a relationship with the father of one of the suspects, Harold White, 40.
They were charged with accessory to the shooting.
Cops say McBride reached out to return hondjies Koji and Gustav via an email in which Gaga offered a $500 000 (about R7 million) reward for the dogs’ safe return.
A third dog, Asia, escaped the abductors’ clutches, lying next to dog walker, Ryan Fischer, as he lay bleeding on the pavement.