Michelle Owen was convinced that her ex-boyfriend (and father of her child) was not a nice man.
She was going through a custody dispute with him and was worried he was into child pornography. She was even more worried that he had used her laptop to enjoy his alleged perversion.
As a concerned citizen, she asked the police to examine her laptop. The Indiana police, also composed of concerned citizens, was delighted to oblige.
The detectives did, indeed, find some deleterious video, but surprisingly, it appeared to feature Michelle Owen and Toby the beagle.