US police were actively searching for a man, released by mistake, suspected of violently assaulting an employee of Lady Gaga to kidnap the star’s dogs on Wednesday.
James Howard Jackson, 19, was released on April 6 after a clerical error, the US Marshals, the US agency responsible for prosecuting fugitives, said in a statement offering up to $5,000 in rewards for any information leading to his catch.
He and two others had been charged with attempted murder and robbery for shooting a Lady Gaga employee who was walking her three French bulldogs, before kidnapping two of them, while the superstar singer was in Italy to film. house of gucciin February 2021.
Half a million dollar reward
Lady Gaga had offered a reward of half a million dollars to anyone who returned the two dogs, Koji and Gustav, to her.
A woman had brought them back, claiming to have found them tied to a post, before being arrested in turn: she was in a relationship with the father of one of the suspects, according to the Los Angeles Times.
The case had illustrated the popularity of these star dogs… and criminals, for whom their small size and high price make them prime targets for resale on the black market.
Lady Gaga has a special affection for her dogs, who frequently accompany her to public events and of which she publishes photos on social networks.
Source: BFM TV
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