A female friend of "Subway Guy" Jared Fogle was instrumental in helping the feds gather evidence against the suspected child pornographer.
Based on the information provided by the Florida woman, feds raided Fogle's home in a well-to-do enclave of Indianapolis earlier this week. Fogle is best known as the Subway pitchman who lost hundreds of pounds by subsisting on a diet of Subway sandwiches.
Subway has since suspended Fogle and erased all traces of him from the company's website.
According to FOx59, the woman, who spoke to Fogle over a decade ago, was "alarmed" by what he said to her. The woman contacted the FBI who asked her to wear a wire and record their conversations.
"He said something to me when we were off camera and that really stuck with me,” she told Fox59. “I thought to myself, ‘Did he really say that to me?’”
She said the things Fogle said to her was "similar to what the FBI found when they raided his home.”
Fogle's attorney, Ron Elberger, called the woman's story "absurd."
The feds used an electronics-sniffing dog to sniff out hidden storage devices in Fogle's home.
Fogle's wife and children departed the home soon after the feds arrived with search warrants in hand. Fogle was detained briefly outside the home but not arrested.
Fogle is accused of running a lucrative child p0rn website while he was a student in college.
A spokesman with Subway's corporate office issued a statement on Tuesday:
“We are shocked about the news and believe it is related to a prior investigation of a former Jared Foundation employee," the statement read. "We are very concerned and will be monitoring the situation closely. We don’t have any more details at this point.”
The spokesman was referring to the arrest of Fogle's business partner, Russell Taylor, in April. Taylor ran the Jared Foundation to eliminate childhood obesity.
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