Los Angeles police say the woman who returned Lady Gaga‘s stolen French bulldogs was among five people arrested in connection with the theft and shooting of the music superstar’s dog walker.
Police say detectives do not believe that the thieves knew the dogs belonged to the pop star.
They believe the motive for the February 24 robbery was the value of the French bulldogs, which can run into the thousands of dollars.
The dog walker, Ryan Fischer, is recovering from a gunshot wound and has called the violence “a very close call with death” in social media posts.
He was walking Lady Gaga’s three dogs, named Asia, Koji and Gustav, in Hollywood just off the famed Sunset Boulevard when he was attacked.
Lady Gaga offered a $500,000 reward, “no questions asked,” to be reunited with the dogs.