Justice is sizzling on the grill and seems about ready to be served, as five people have been busted and charged for their alleged roles in the dognapping of two of Lady Gaga’s French bulldogs as well as the attempted murder of her dog walker and friend, Ryan Fischer. At the end of February, Ryan was shot in the chest while walking Gaga’s three dogs, Miss Asia, Gustav, and Koji in Hollywood. Gustav and Koji were taken but Miss Asia was not. Which is why she should run the Paw Patrol. Gaga’s promise of a $500,000 reward led to the dogs being returned safely, and Ryan thankfully recovered from his gunshot wounds and was released from the hospital at the end of March. Well, Miss Asia better get her best testifyin’ outfit together, because she may have to do so in the future since those dirty dognappers have been arrested, including the woman who turned Gustav and Koji over and tried to get the reward. SHAME. LESS.
TMZ says that the cops really cleaned house yesterday and rounded up the suspects in the attack on Ryan, and kidnapping of Gaga’s pooches. Police instructed Gaga to not pay the half a million-dollar reward to the woman who allegedly “found” the dogs in an alley and brought them to police. And they were right because it led to the alleged dognappers. They really thought that would work? Collect on their own crime? via TMZ:
We’re told cops got video of where the dogs were dropped off in an alley days after the February 24 dognapping … and it became key evidence in hunting down the alleged criminals.
The woman who “found” the dogs was also arrested, according to law enforcement sources. As we reported, cops were suspicious of her from the jump and that’s why Gaga was advised by cops not to pay the $500,000 reward.
And the motive of course was money. Authorities originally thought it could have been part of a gang initiation, but they believe that the evil motherfuckers snatched the Frenchies to sell them. They believe the dognappers didn’t know the Frenchies belonged to Gaga:
We’re told cops initially thought this was some sort of gang initiation, but later changed the theory to a dog-stealing ring. French Bulldogs are a hot commodity and can be resold for lots of money.
We’re told police believe the dognappers got nervous with all the publicity surrounding the incident and decided to bail on the dogs and, while they were at it, cash in on the reward.
They got nervous so they decided to add to their crimes? …I mean… they don’t teach crime in school, I guess. LA County District Attorney, George Gascón, later released the names of the five suspects and what they were charged with:
James Howard Jackson, Jaylin Keyshawn White and Lafayette Shon Whaley were charged with one count each of attempted murder, conspiracy to commit robbery and second-degree robbery. Jackson also faces 2 additional firearm charges — one count each of assault with a semiautomatic firearm and a felon carrying a concealed firearm in a vehicle. White faces one count of assault by means of force likely to produce great bodily injury.
Harold White and Jennifer McBride were charged with one count each of accessory after the fact. Harold was also charged with one count of possession of a firearm and McBride faces one count of receiving stolen property.
Harold is the father of Jaylin and the cops think he’s the one who called Jennifer to drop off the dogs. The cops add that Howard, James, Jaylin, and Lafayette are known gang members.
Those disgusting dognappers and attempted murderers are getting off easy, if you ask me. Not sure how the other prison inmates will feel about Frenchie kidnappers, but it could’ve been much worse for them. Gaga is currently playing a woman who arranged the murder of her husband, so she could’ve put a hit out on those dognappers and called it “research.”