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.
May I quote the police report, as the words are most evocative: "The video showed Owen completely naked, saying 'it's playing' and then walking away from the camera to a bed with a dog on it and lying down."
I can feel your imagination beginning to race, but I cannot repeat what happened next because I am too keen to tell you what was on the second video.
It again showed "Michelle Owen, fully unclothed and messing with the camera. She walked away from the camera with a cigarette in her hand and got on the bed."
Yes, Toby was involved again. This time, a "jar of something" was not used. (Oh, didn't I mention the "jar of something" from the first video?)
Look, can we just skip to the part in which Michelle Owen, age 24, was charged with two counts of bestiality?
According to the police report, she said she barely remembered the videos because she was so drunk. But she did remember trying to delete them the next day, when sober. (Police found the videos in the recycling bin.)
This might lead some to conclude that there isn't all that much difference between her two states. However, you can't accuse Ms. Owen of a lack of persistence. Even though, once charged, she could have withdrawn her consent for the police to continue searching her laptop, she demurred.
She appears still convinced that her ex is a bad, bad guy.