A hidden flash drive that helped prosecutors crack the kid pornography case against the previous Subway pitchman was found through the search of Jared Fogle’s house by a particular dog, considered one of simply 4 within the US educated to smell out electronics.
The two-year-old black Labrador, named Bear, accompanied investigators on the search of the Zionsville, Indiana mansion. He sniffed out a flash drive, which helped the authorities full the prison case against the previous spokesman for the fast-food chain.
Investigators retrieved and examined a complete of 16 smartphones, 5 cellphones, 5 mp3 gamers, 5 tablets, six laptops, one desktop, six arduous drives, 5 cameras, 10 flash drives, 10 reminiscence playing cards, 46 CDs and 22 DVDs through the search of Fogle’s house in July, WRTV reported.
Bear had 4 months of coaching at Tactical Detection K9, a Louisville, Kentucky-based outfit that makes a speciality of coaching and promoting sniffing canine. His handler, Todd Jordan, says there are solely three different canine in the complete nation that may sniff out flash reminiscence gadgets, primarily based on the scent of their parts.
“Bear is unique because he can sniff out SD cards, thumb drives, external hard drives, iPads and micro SD cards,” Jordan instructed WTTV. “It’s something we probably can’t smell.”
The dog has assisted Indiana’s Crimes Against Children activity drive in 5 investigations thus far. Jordan says Bear’s subsequent vacation spot is Washington state, the place he’ll tackle a job with the Seattle Police Department. Tactical Detection K9’s web site lists Bear as ‘Sold’ for $4000.