LOS ANGELES – Three adult men drove all around the Hollywood spot in late February, on the prowl for pricey French bulldogs to steal, prosecutors said. Their evening would close in gunfire — and the violent theft of pop star Girl Gaga’s beloved animals.
The theft would prompt headlines about the world — and motivate the homeowners of French bulldogs to be cautious all through walks — with handful of clues manufactured community about the case or the conditions encompassing the dogs’ disappearance. The felony grievance, filed by prosecutors Thursday in Los Angeles Outstanding Court docket and obtained by The Linked Push on Monday, gives some new aspects about the attack and what preceded it.
5 people are billed in the situation — the three guys and two alleged accomplices — and all have pleaded not responsible.
The Woman Gaga link was a coincidence, authorities have explained. The motive was the worth of the French bulldogs, a breed that can operate into the countless numbers of dollars, and detectives do not feel the burglars understood the canine belonged to the pop star.
The a few adult men in the sedan — James Jackson, 18 Jaylin White, 19 and Lafayette Whaley, 27 — were arrested past week on suspicion of attempted murder and theft. Jackson is also accused of taking pictures Woman Gaga’s canine walker, Ryan Fischer.
The trio — purported gang associates nicknamed Toddler Dice, Lil Gudda and LFace, respectively — are because of again in court docket May 11.
Whaley drove Jackson and White all around Hollywood, the metropolis of West Hollywood and the San Fernando Valley on Feb. 24 “looking for French bulldogs,” the felony criticism states. They observed Fischer and his 3 prices in Hollywood.
The trio tailed Fischer as he led the canine — named Asia, Koji and Gustav — alongside the famed Sunset Boulevard, LA prosecutors wrote. They turned off the white sedan’s lights and followed him down a secluded aspect avenue.
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