The FBI is reportedly investigating if there were political motives behind the dognapping of Lady Gaga’s bulldogs after she sang at President Joe Biden’s inauguration last month, reports The Independent.
After the Chromatica singer’s two French bulldogs were kidnapped at gunpoint on Wednesday, the FBI is reportedly working on the case, due to concerns that the violent attack was politically motivated following Lady Gaga’s inauguration performance back in January as well as her vocal support for President Joe Biden during his 2020 presidential campaign.
The pop superstar is offering a $500,000 reward for the return of her French Bulldogs, Koji and Gustav, who were stolen at gunpoint from the singer’s dog walker, Ryan Fischer, in Los Angeles.
Fischer was attacked around 9:40 p.m. on Wednesday. After attempting to fight off his assailants, Fischer was shot in the chest and two of the dogs were stolen. He is currently recovering at a local area hospital.
The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) are understood to be working with FBI agents who specialize in kidnappings, as reported by The Sun.
“Lady Gaga is high profile of course but she sang at President Biden’s inauguration which takes this case to another level,” a source familiar with the case told The Sun. “The FBI wants to know exactly what motivated this incident.”
When contacted about their reported involvement in the investigation, an FBI representative referred Entertainment Weekly to the LAPD. The LAPD told us they “had nothing new to add” to their Thursday statements.
Whoever has the dogs is urged to use the email [email protected] to retrieve the reward.