US Swimmers Allegedly Urinated In & Caused Damage to Gas Station, Paid Security After Confrontation

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 18:  U.S Olympic swimmers Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger leave the police headquarters at International departures of Rio de Janiero's Galeo International airport on August 18, 2016 in Rio de Janiero, Brazil. The swimmers were removed from their flight departing for the United States by Brazilian authorities to give more information about a reported armed robbery earlier in the week which included fellow U.S swimmers Ryan Lochte and James Feign.  (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

US Swimmers Allegedly Urinated In & Caused Damage to Gas Station, Paid Security After Confrontation

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US Swimmers Allegedly Urinated In & Caused Damage to Gas Station, Paid Security After Confrontation

Ryan Lochte, Jimmy Feigen, Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger allegedly caused some damage at a Rio gas station the morning they claimed to have been robbed at gunpoint. Ossian Shine, the Reuters Global Sports Editor, provided new details about the incident (which was at least partially caught on tape) on Twitter. Lochte and company allegedly broke a bathroom door among other things at the gas station and security demanded they pay for the damage.

Based on the translation from this Globo story, it sounds like the swimmers were urinating, but not in the bathroom. They were either denied the use of the bathroom, or refused to use it. Via the Google translated page:

vandalismPart of it translates to “they were appointed to go in the bathroom but peed on the side wall.”

We have to wait for video to see to what extend the “fight” with the security guard was actually a fight.

Meanwhile, a spokesman in Rio – It’s not specified if this is an American spokesman – basically chalked the incident up to “boys will be boys.” Via Reuters:

‘Let’s give these kids a break – sometimes you take actions that you later regret. They had fun, they made a mistake, life goes on.’

Ryan Lochte is 32, Feingen is 26, Conger is 21 and Bentz is 20.

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