Lady Gaga’s father says he never believed the story that a woman simply found his daughter’s stolen French bulldog tied to a pole in February.
“I thought it was weird when I got a phone call that this woman found the dogs tied to a pole, you know, that’s the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard,” the father of the superstar, Manhattan restaurateur Joe Germanota, told ExtraTV. com presenter Billy Bush on Friday.
“I mean, you’re walking down the street and you see a few dogs tied to a pole – the first thing you’re going to do is call a hotline number?” Germanotta said.
Cops arrested five people in a case of donation on Thursday ̵
McBride was arrested as an alleged accomplice to the three men accused of stealing Gaga, Gustav and Koji’s cubs and shooting their walker during a wild robbery in West Hollywood on February 24.
The Three Men, James Jackson, 18; Jail White, 19; and Lafayette Weiley, 27, face murder and robbery charges for armed robbery – with Jackson accused of shooting Ryan Fisher in the chest before the suspects fled with Koji and Gustav.
Prosecutors say the 50-year-old McBride is a friend of one of the three men’s fathers. The fifth man, Harold White, is also charged with complicity in the crime.
“What you did to Ryan was just awful and he’s still recovering – there’s still some physical therapy to go through,” Germanotta, who had previously told The Post about the armed robbery, “is like someone took one of your children. ”
“I just hope, you know, someone in Los Angeles is actually stalking these kids. It was an armed assassination attempt, “said the restaurant’s owner. “I hope they don’t let them back on the street.”
Prosecutors do not believe the suspects knew the dogs belonged to the “Bad Romance” singer at the time of the robbery. Everyone except McBride suspects he has bank connections, police said.
The next court date for the group is scheduled for May 11.