Dan Henry/ Chattanooga Times Free Press/ AP
In this Sept. 18, 2013, file image, long time Subway pitchman Jared Fogle speaks to students about healthy eating and workout at Fight Academy in downtown Chattanooga, Tenn.
Published Tuesday, July 7, 2015|7:55 a.m.
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ZIONSVILLE, Ind.– FBI agents and Indiana State Authorities robbed the house of Train dining establishment spokesperson Jared Fogle on Tuesday, getting rid of electronics from the equipment and browsing the house with a cops pet dog.
FBI Special representative Wendy Osborne stated the FBI was conducting an investigation in Zionsville, an affluent Indianapolis suburban area, area but would not say whether it involved Fogle or explain the nature of the examination.
Next-door neighbors confirmed the raid happened at the house of Fogle, 37, who became the restaurant chain’s pitchman after shedding 245 pounds more than 15 years earlier, in part by regularly consuming Subway sandwiches. Train started showcasing Fogle in commercials right after, and his story contributed in providing the sandwich chain an image as a healthy place to eat.
He has since worked to create awareness of childhood obesity through his Jared Foundation.
Calls to Fogle’s house went unanswered Tuesday. An agent for Train, Cindy Carrasquilla, did not respond to e-mails or phone messages looking for comment.
WTHR-TV and The Indianapolis Star reported Fogle was detained while electronic devices were gotten rid of from the house and examined inside a mobile forensics van Tuesday morning. Fogle was seen leaving the van.
Next-door neighbors said the family entertained often and would say hello there but that they didn’t see the couple outside a lot.
Jacob Schrader, 19, who lives throughout from Fogle’s home, stated the pitchman seems “like a beautiful private guy” which he ‘d just seen him about a lots times in the last 5 or six years.
“He’s like a jeopardized species or something like that,” Schrader stated.
Train, which is based in Milford, Connecticut, and is privately held, has struggled over the last few years. Last year, market tracker Technomic said average sales for Subway shops in the united state declined 3 percent from the previous year. The company has about 44,000 locations around the world.
Associated Press writer Candace Choi in New York contributed to this story.