According to The Associated Press, a woman brought the dogs to a Los Angeles Police Department station on Friday evening. Lady Gaga’s representatives went to the station and identified the dogs as belonging to her.
The woman who dropped off the dogs appears to be “uninvolved and unassociated” with the robbery, according to detectives. Update: According to TMZ, the woman found the dogs tied to a pole in an alley. After recognizing them from photos posted on the Internet, she contacted the email address posted by Lady Gaga and was told to go to a nearby police station. The woman will receive the $500,000 reward offered by Gaga for the safe return of her dogs.
The dogs — Koji and Gustav — were stolen during a brazen attack in Hollywood on Wednesday evening. Surveillance footage captured a white sedan pulling up to Lady Gaga’s assistant, Ryan Fischer, who was walking her three dogs at the time. Two men jumped out of the vehicle and demanded that Fischer hand over the dogs; during the subsequent struggle, Fischer was shot once in the chest. The thieves fled the scene with Koji and Gustav, while a third dog — Asia — managed to escape and was later recovered by police.
Fischer was hospitalized, but is expected to make a full recovery.
The suspects remain at large at of this time.