There Is Zero Evidence Supporting Ryan Lochte’s Robbery Claim in Rio
Rio police say they have found no evidence supporting Ryan Lochte’s gunpoint robbery.
He and three other American swimmers claim to have been robbed on Sunday (Aug. 14, 2016) in Brazil last weekend for the 2016 Olympics, however, official sources told the AP that Rio police are having trouble confirming his account of the events.
They are unable to locate the taxi driver, there are no witnesses, and apparently all the victims’ stories have contradictory details, which is causing suspicions. People are also wondering why the athletes took so long to report the incident. In case you didn’t know, the IOC and USOC only found out about the robbery through the media.
Authorities are treating the swimmers as victims and continuing to investigate, but a Brazil judge has ordered that police seize the passports of Lochte and his teammate Jimmy Feigen. The pair is required to remain in Brazil so that police can get more information.
At some point, the truth about what took place will come out. According to USA Today, filing a false police report in Brazil is punishable by up to six months in prison.