Four U.S. Olympic swimmers were robbed at gunpoint while in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday night.
Ryan Lochte said he, Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger and Jimmy Feigen were in a taxi when they were stopped by who they believed were police officers. Lochte said the guys had badges and guns, but no lights on their cars.
“They pulled out their guns, they told the other swimmers to get down on the ground — they got down on the ground,” Lochte recalled. “I refused, I was like we didn’t do anything wrong, so — I’m not getting down on the ground.”
But then Lochte changed his mind when one of the guys put his gun to Lochte’s forehead. The Olympians were robbed of their cash and wallets, and left a bit shaken up, but were otherwise unharmed.
[ NBC News ]