Federal investigators raid home of Jared Fogle, 'The Subway Guy'

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By: Krystal Vivian kvivian@953mnc.com

Federal investigators are at the Zionsville home of Subway spokesman Jared Fogle Tuesday, July 7.

Police are serving warrants in connection to a child pornography investigation, FOX 59 in Indianapolis reported. FBI and Indiana State Police officers were seen at the home starting at about 6:30 a.m. It’s not clear how Fogle is involved in the investigation.

Electronics were taken from the home while Fogle was detained by police, but not arrested, AP reported. Officials could be seen going in and out of the house. A flat-screen TV that was removed from the house was taken back inside.

Police also had an electronics-sniffing dog at the home, just one of three such dogs in the United States, RTV6’s Eric Cox.

Nearly two months ago, 43-year-old Russell Taylor, the executive director of The Jared Foundation was arrested in Indianapolis on federal child pornography charges, The Indianapolis Star reported. Fogle started the foundation to help reduce childhood obesity, which he experienced.

Fogle, 37, became “The Subway Guy” and rose to celebrity status after he lost more than 200 pounds by eating low-calorie Subway sandwiches and exercising while he was a student at Indiana University in the late 1990s. His diet is now known as the “Subway diet.”

Read more about the investigation in the full stories from FOX 59 and The Indianapolis Star.