Four members of the USA Swim Team, including Ryan Lochte, were robbed by individuals posing as police officers early yesterday morning in Rio.
The United States Olympic Committee spokesperson, Patrick Sandusky, said the following:
“According to four members of the U.S. Olympic Swimming Team (Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger, Jimmy Feigen and Ryan Lochte), they left France House early Sunday morning in a taxi headed for the Olympic Village. Their taxi was stopped by individuals posing as armed police officers who demanded the athletes’ money and other personal belongings. All four athletes are safe and cooperating with authorities.”
Lochte released a statement on the ordeal via social media: