You probably remember Jared Fogle from being the “Subway guy” who apparently lost a shit ton of weight eating Subway every day. He became an international success and the face of the sandwich chain, and he loved the attention. I doubt he’s loving the attention he’s getting now, 15 years on, because the FBI raided Fogle’s house for child pornography on Tuesday. Yikes.
Investigators raided the Indiana home of longtime Subway pitchman Jared Fogle on Tuesday morning, seizing electronics in a search that the sandwich chain says might be linked to the earlier arrest of someone who once worked for him.
Agents took computers from Fogle’s home in Zionsville, just north of Indianapolis, after arriving at about 6 a.m., Fogle attorney Ron Elberger said, without disclosing what they were looking for.
Tuesday’s raid comes more than two months after the executive director of the Jared Foundation — Fogle’s organization that aspires to combat childhood obesity — was arrested in Indianapolis on federal child pornography charges.
“Jared has been cooperating with law enforcement in its investigation of certain unspecified activities and looks forward to its conclusion,” Elberger said.
FBI Special Agent Wendy Osborne, responding to questions, said that the agency is “conducting investigative activity in the area,” but that she couldn’t discuss the nature of the probe. U.S. Attorney’s Office spokesman Tim Horty said he couldn’t confirm or deny an investigation.
But Subway said that it believed the search was “related to a prior investigation” of someone who used to work for Fogle’s foundation.
“We are shocked about the news and believe it (Tuesday’s search) is related to a prior investigation of a former Jared Foundation employee,” a Subway spokesman said. “We are very concerned and will be monitoring the situation closely. We don’t have any more details at this point.
Keep in mind that Jared hasn’t been charged with anything yet or arrested, but I’m wondering why a former employee would have anything to do with child pornography IN JARED’S HOUSE. Clearly it’s far too early to cast judgment on this one, but I’ve got an eyebrow raised at this whole situation. What is wrong with the world?