The Olympics have brought great pride and joy to the United States as usual but an unfortunate incident cast a small cloud over the past few days. Prominent American swimmer Ryan Lochte was held at gunpoint with friends in the Olympic village in Rio just a few days ago. Fortunately the Olympic swimmer is safe and so are his fellow athletes.
Watch in a clip as he describes what happend,
“”We got pulled over, in the taxi, and these guys came out with a badge, a police badge, no lights, no nothing just a police badge and they pulled us over. 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. And then the guy pulled out his gun, he 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 cellphone, he left my credentials.”
Now ow this unfortunate incident is being made worse by a Brazilian judge. Judge Keyla Blank has immediately ordered the seizure of the passports of two Olympians. Those being Ryan Lochte and James Feigen. They are under investigation due to allegations over the robbery. The police have indicated their is no evidence to support the robbery claim.
According them, the swimmers were not able to provide basics details about the robbery during interviews with police. However, Ryan’s attorney has already stated that Ryan is back home safe and sound in the United States.
The stupidity of this is dumbfounding. Why on earth would they lie about something like this. They have no reason at all.