Police are having trouble investigating the early morning robbery of US swimmers Ryan Lochte, Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger, and Jimmy Feigen in Brazil. The story has been convoluted from the start with the news that the IOC denied anything had happened. Now there are reports that a court in Rio has ordered Lochte and Feigen’s passports to be seized, despite reports that Lochte’s already back in the United States.
The weirdness doesn’t stop there.
Lochte said they didn’t initially tell US Officials about the robbery “because we were afraid we’d get in trouble.” Why would they get in trouble? Who knows.
Security footage shows the swimmers returning to the Olympic Village just before 7am. The party ended at 5am. They said they stopped for some popcorn before getting a cab. It looks like they have their wallets when they return to the village.
Some people think they aren’t acting right in the video, but who knows how you’re supposed to act while going through security at the Olympic Village, drunk, at 7am, whether you’ve been robbed or not.
The taxi driver can’t be found, which suggests if he exists, he may have been in on it.
Lochte and Feigen provided differing details of the events. Lochte said two men. Feigen said one. No one could provide any details about the cab or where the robbery took place. Again, they had been “partying.”
This could either be one of thousands of other unsolved crimes in Rio, or the American swimmers are lying to cover up… something. You can use your own imagination. Odds are, we’ll never know for sure.