Lady Gaga’s two French Bulldogs were found safe by a Good Samaritan who discovered the stolen dogs tied to a pole in an alley.
The woman turned the two dogs, Gustav and Koji, in to a Los Angeles Police station around 6 p.m. Friday night, Los Angeles Police said in a statement obtained by Oxygen.com.
“The woman found the dogs and reached out to Lady Gaga’s staff to return them,” police said.
The dogs, who were not harmed, had been tied to a pole in an alley miles away from where they had been stolen Wednesday night, TMZ reports.
Capt. Jonathan Tippet, the commanding officer of the department’s Robbery-Homicide Division, told The Associated Press that a representative for the singer and detectives went to the Los Angeles Police Department Olympic Station, where the dogs had been returned, and confirmed the dogs belonged to the recording artist.
The woman who found the dogs is believed to be “uninvolved and unassociated” with the armed robbery.
Lady Gaga’s dog walker—who multiple media outlets have identified as Ryan Fischer— was shot in the chest and forced to give up the dogs Wednesday night after two suspects leapt from a white Nissan Altima and attacked him.
Fischer was shot during a struggle with the suspects, who quickly fled with the two dogs, leaving Fischer screaming on the ground,
“Help me! I’ve been shot! I’ve been shot!,” he was heard yelling on surveillance footage obtained by TMZ.
A third French bulldog was not taken and was later recovered by Lady Gaga’s team.
Police said Fischer is listed in stable condition.
Just hours before the stolen dogs were recovered, Lady Gaga had pleaded on social media for their safe return.
“My beloved dogs Koji and Gustav were taken in Hollywood two nights ago,” she wrote on Twitter. “My heart is sick and I am praying my family will be whole again with an act of kindness.”
She also praised Fischer’s efforts to try to protect the dogs.
“I continue to love you Ryan Fischer, you risked your life to fight for our family. You’re forever a hero,” she said.
Police continue to search for the two suspects who carried out the brazen robbery. Anyone with information about the crime is urged to contact authorities.
Crime Time is your destination for true crime stories from around the world, breaking crime news, and information about Oxygen's original true crime shows and documentaries. Sign up for our Crime Time Newsletter and subscribe to our true crime podcast Martinis & Murder for all the best true crime content.