Lady Gaga's horrific dognapping incident my have been politically motivated, investigators have suggested.
According to sources, the fact the Bad Romance star sang at the inauguration of President Biden has sparked concern among those trying to solve the case.
During the incident in Hollywood, Gaga's dog walker Ryan Fischer was shot multiple times before two of her pooches were stolen.
A third, Miss Asia, ran away from the scene but was later recovered by police.
A source has said: "Lady Gaga is high profile of course but she sang at President Biden's inauguration which takes this case to another level.
"The FBI wants to know exactly what motivated this incident."
An FBI spokesperson added to The Sun: "While the Bureau provides resources if/where requested to our local partners, I would refer you to LAPD for comment as they are leading this investigation."
The LAPD is yet to comment on the the claims.
Harrowing CCTV footage has emerged of Ryan, 30, being shot multiple times as thugs made off with dogs, Koji and Gustavo.
Piers Morgan fuming as 'spineless' Hasbro makes Mr Potato Head gender neutral
Ryan is thought to be in a stable condition.
According to reports French bulldogs can be sold on for up to $10,000, depending on the breed.
Gaga has offered a hefty $500,000 reward for the safe return of her two dogs – no questions asked.
Neighbour Buck Angel called 911 to report the incident adding to the publication he doesn't believe it was simply down to chance.
He said: "They had to have chosen that spot to carry out the attack, and those dogs were targeted for ransom, it had to be.
"They must have wanted to blackmail Lady Gaga for money."
Angel added that while other parts of Los Angeles have seen dognappings occur, the area in Hollywood where Gaga's mutts were taken isn't known for the theft.
Like what you see? Then fill your boots…
There's MUCH more where that came from! Want all the jaw-dropping stories from the world of showbiz and up to the minute news from TV and soaps?
Well, we've got you covered with our showbiz, TV and soaps newsletters – they'll drop straight into your inbox and you can unsubscribe whenever you like.
We'll bring you the inside track from telly expert Ed Gleave and soap specialist Sasha Morris. Oh, and your daily fix of Piers, Katie Price, Demi Rose and all your other Daily Star favs.
You can sign up here – you won't regret it…
Recalling the incident, he added to The Sun: "I heard a lot of screaming last night, it was going on too long.
"I looked out and saw a white sedan in front of the abandoned house, then different guys' voices screaming – I'm sure it was all men.
"I opened my gate and there was a gunshot, so I bolted back into the house and called 911.
"Then I heard a second gunshot and the sound of the car speeding off."
- Lady Gaga
Source: Read Full Article