Lady Gaga’s Dad Wants Dognappers Charged With Assault and Attempted Murder

content-header__row content-header__hed” data-testid=”ContentHeaderHed”>Lady Gaga’s Dad Wants Dognappers Charged With Assault and Attempted MurderWhile the pop star’s grandma just hopes her granddaughter can “relax” now that her pets have all been safely returned.

March 1, 2021

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Now that Lady Gaga's two dogs, Koji and Gustav, have been safely returned to the pop star, her father Joe Germanotta is turning his attention to making sure the perpetrators of this dognapping are appropriately punished.

The Los Angeles Police Department confirmed on Friday night that the singer's pets had been recovered and on Saturday, Germanotta spoke to Fox News, saying “I am relieved that Ryan [Fischer] is going to be OK and Koji and Gusatv were found. Thanks to the LAPD,” however he doesn't feel justice has been fully served just yet. He added, “I want them apprehended so that they are tried for assault and/or attempted murder.” Fischer, the dog walker who was shot by the two assailants is reportedly in stable condition and his injuries are being described as non-life threatening. “Letting Koji and Gustav go unharmed was nice but they must be punished for what they did to Ryan,” Germanotta continued. “Special thanks to the doctors and nurses in the emergency room.”

Gaga's father wasn't the only member of her family who expressed their relief over the dogs' return to the press. The pop star's grandmother Angeline Germanotta also told the New York Post on Saturday, “I was upset that my granddaughter was upset. I’m happy they recovered the dogs and I hope they’re alright.” Angeline added that she's been a nervous wreck ever since speaking with her granddaughter when "this first happened," but she hasn't spoken to her since their recovery. “I’m letting her relax," she said. "This has been traumatic for her.”

The Associated Press first reported the recovery of the dogs on Saturday, revealing that a woman who police say was “uninvolved and unassociated” with their theft came across the missing pets on Friday evening, turning them in to a local police station. In a statement, the LAPD explained, “The woman found the dogs and reached out to Lady Gaga’s staff to return them. The woman’s identity and the location the dogs were found will remain confidential due to the active criminal investigation and for her safety.” They added that detectives from the Robbery Homicide unit “will continue to investigate to ensure the persons responsible are ultimately arrested and brought before justice.”

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