Federal authorities reportedly raided the Zionsville, Indiana home of revered Subway spokesman Jared Fogle on Tuesday as part of an ongoing child pornography investigation. The warrants were served around 6:30 a.m., according to Fox59. Fogle has been detained — though not arrested — outside the residence. Upon initiation of the raid, Fogle's wife and children exited the property. Authorities have removed electronic devices from Fogle's home and are reportedly analyzing them in a mobile forensics vehicle nearby.
In April, former Jared Foundation executive director Russell Taylorwas arrested on three counts of possession of child pornography, three counts of child exploitation, and three counts of voyeurism. TMZ reports that Taylor was in possession of roughly 500 child pornography videos at the time of his arrest. According to Fogle, the Foundation — a non-profit aimed at combating childhood obesity — promptly ceased their relationship with Taylor.
In the wake of Tuesday's news, a Best Week Ever feature on Fogle from 2007 has been unearthed — detailing his days as the makeshift CEO of a black market porn rental service. According to Gawker, Fogle maintained the affordable service (supposedly just a dollar a day per video) from the comforts of his dorm room. In fact, the original story claims that Fogle's obsession with Subway sandwiches was birthed from "extreme laziness" related to his burgeoning dorm room rental service. Of course, the leap from consensual pornography depicting actual adults to today's potentially troubling news can't necessarily be made — though we should expect further unearthings of this variety in the days ahead.
Shortly after news broke of the raid, Subway issued an official statement:
Update: 7/7/15 (5:13 p.m.): Subway and Jared have "mutually suspended" their relationship, The Daily Beastreports. Before the announcement the restaurant had already pulled the "Jared's Journey" section from its website.