BREAKING: Brazilian Security Guards Pointed Guns at US Swimmers; Police Say YES an Arm Was Pointed at Them!
Ryan Lochte told Matt Lauer on Today Show: “We wouldn’t make this up.”
The international and American media is jumping all over the US swimmers who said they were robbed in Rio.
They are treating the US athletes as if THEY are the criminals.
The swimmers were forced to pay $120 before they gas station would let them leave!
The Brazilian police said swimmers destroyed the bathroom and the employees made them pay.
But now there are reports that two security guards pointed guns at Ryan Lochte and three other US swimmers.
CBS Local reported:
Two security guards pointed guns at Ryan Lochte and three other swimmers during a dispute at a gas station, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press.
The change in the version of events came after police interviewed one of the security guards Thursday. It further deepened the mystery of what truly happened at the station and set off an international dispute.
The official said the swimmers broke the bathroom door and the soap dispenser inside. Security footage from inside the station shows the swimmers vandalizing the bathroom.
Workers at the gas station went to see what the commotion was about, the official said. At that point, a security guard also came and confronted the swimmers, and pointed a gun. A second guard came behind him and pointed another gun.
Brazilian police previously said no gun was pointed at the swimmers.
A Brazilian police official told The Associated Press that Lochte fabricated his story about being robbed at gunpoint in Rio de Janeiro,
The official, who has direct knowledge of the investigation, spoke on the condition of anonymity Thursday because he was not authorized to speak about an ongoing probe.