Police in Rio say they have found no evidence to support Ryan Lochte's claim that he and three other swimmers—Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger and Jimmy Feigen—were robbed at gunpoint while in Brazil last weekend for the 2016 Olympics. Police have been unable to locate their taxi driver or witnesses, and said the athletes have been unable to provide key details in interviews.
The swimmers previously told U.S. Olympic Committee officials they left France House and were being driven home Sunday when "their taxi was stopped by individuals posing as armed police officers who demanded the athletes' money and other personal belongings." All four swimmers were unharmed, though Lochte's mom had said they were all shaken. "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," Lochte later told Billy Bush on NBC's Today. "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 cell phone. He left my credentials."