The Brazilian police official (who spoke on the condition of anonymity as he was not authorized to speak about an ongoing probe) also came forward and told the AP a different incident occurred the same night of the reported robbery involving the U.S. swimmers.
The official said Lochte and his fellow swimmers stopped at a gas station in Barra da Tijuca—a suburb of Rio where many Olympic venues are located—to use the restroom around 6 a.m. Sunday morning.
When one of the swimmers tried to open the door of an outside bathroom, it was locked and a few of the swimmers then joined him, pushed on it and broke it. The official says a security guard confronted them, and while the guard was armed with a pistol, he never took it out or pointed it at the swimmers.
The gas station manager arrived shortly thereafter and used another customer to translate, asking the swimmers to pay for the damages they had caused.