Bear has been trained to sniff out electronic devices. During a search of Fogle’s home in Zionsville, Indiana, Bear found a well hidden flash drive that was vital to the investigation and subsequent arrest.
Fogle agreed to plead guilty to charges of receiving child pornography and paying for sex with minors. In his short career Bear has worked five investigations for the Indiana Crimes Against Children Task Force. Bear and his handler work for a company called Tactical Detection K-9.
Fogle, known for years as the wholesome Subway guy who lost 200 pounds by eating at Subway, is worth an estimated 15 million dollars. Needless to say, Subway has distanced themselves from him.
Bear’s trainer, Todd Jordan, chooses Labrador Retrievers because of his experience training them for the last 18 years. Bear was rescued from a shelter.
“They’ll do anything to please their trainer," he said although he acknowledges that Bear would make a terrible family pet. Bear is too rambunctious for most families who couldn’t keep him from jumping on counters or furniture.
Bear’s job now is to get up on counters, desks and furniture to search for hidden electronics.
"All the reasons people don’t want them in their house make me want to train them, because they'll be good workers." Jordan said. Source