Ryan Lochte And Other Olympians Robbed At Gunpoint
"They pulled out their guns, they told the other swimmers to get down on the ground."
Lovable aquatic doofus and Olympic Champion Ryan Lochte and three other Olympians were held up at gunpoint and robbed of their cash and personal belongings yesterday in Rio. All four athletes have escaped the situation unscathed.
CNN reports that Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger, and Jimmy Feigen were with Lochte when they left the hospitality house to head over to the Olympic village. The group was accosted by individuals posing as armed police who demanded they hand over their money and other effects.
"We got pulled over, in the taxi, and these guys came out with a police badge, no lights, no nothing -- just a police badge and they pulled us over," Lochte told NBC. "They pulled out their guns, they told the other swimmers to get down on the ground -- they got down on the ground. I refused, I was like we didn't do anything wrong, so -- I'm not getting down on the ground." Oh, Ryan.
"And then the guy pulled out his gun," Lochte continued. "[H]e cocked it, put it to my forehead and he said, 'Get down,' and I put my hands up, I was like 'whatever.' He took our money, he took my wallet -- he left my cell phone, he left my credentials."
The thieves may have gotten away with some cash but the victims of the robbery are happy to have walked away safely.
"While it is true that my teammates and I were victims of a robbery early Sunday morning, what is most important is that we are safe and unharmed," concluded the famous swimmer.
An investigation looking into the incident is still open.
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