violent kidnapping of Lady Gaga’s dogs in Los Angeles

Five individuals have been detained in relation to the violent kidnapping of Lady Gaga’s dogs earlier this year, the Los Angeles Police Department declared on Thursday.

The arrests were made on Tuesday, nearly two weeks to the day following the singer’s puppy walker was captured by assailants who demanded he hand over her three French bulldogs and finally fled the scene using 2 of them. The dog walker is recovering from significant injuries, and the dogs had been returned to police two days after by a girl who said she’d found them, although police wouldn’t specify where.

“This is a brazen street crime that left a man badly injured,” said Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón, in an independent announcement announcing that the charges. “We’ve alleged really severe charges in this situation and also have faith that justice will be served as this situation unfolds in court”