Posted by , Aug 17, 2016 at 10:09pm
Authorities are suspicious about the alleged robbery.

Rio police have detained couple of U.S. swimmers, Jack Conger and Gunnar Bentz, two of the four men who claimed they were held at gunpoint by men posing as police officers earlier this week. The two were onboard a plane about to leave Brazil when they were pulled off the flight by police officers.

According to reports, authorities went to the Olympic Village to seize the passports of the other two men, gold medalist Ryan Lochte and Jimmy Feigen, but they had already split. Lochte is already back in the States but the whereabouts of Feigen is still unknown.

Police in Rio became suspicious about the alleged robbery when video surveillance surfaced, showing all four men laughing and smiling as they entered the Olympic Village on the night of. Feigen and Lochte gave conflicting accounts to authorities and then said they were so drunk that they didn't know where they were robbed, or what type of taxi they took.

Furthermore, the men can be seen carrying the very items that they said were stolen in the "robbery," so yeah I'd say that's pretty suspicious. 

A judge gave authorities the O.K. to seize the passports which revealed that the two men will now be investigated for the false communication of a crime, which carries a maximum sentence of three years in Brazilian jail.

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Rio Police Detained Two Of The U.S. Swimmers Who Said They Were Robbed At Gunpoint

Authorities are suspicious about the alleged robbery.


Rio police have detained couple of U.S. swimmers, Jack Conger and Gunnar Bentz, two of the four men who claimed they were held at gunpoint by men posing as police officers earlier this week. The two were onboard a plane about to leave Brazil when they were pulled off the flight by police officers.

According to reports, authorities went to the Olympic Village to seize the passports of the other two men, gold medalist Ryan Lochte and Jimmy Feigen, but they had already split. Lochte is already back in the States but the whereabouts of Feigen is still unknown.

Police in Rio became suspicious about the alleged robbery when video surveillance surfaced, showing all four men laughing and smiling as they entered the Olympic Village on the night of. Feigen and Lochte gave conflicting accounts to authorities and then said they were so drunk that they didn't know where they were robbed, or what type of taxi they took.

Furthermore, the men can be seen carrying the very items that they said were stolen in the "robbery," so yeah I'd say that's pretty suspicious. 

A judge gave authorities the O.K. to seize the passports which revealed that the two men will now be investigated for the false communication of a crime, which carries a maximum sentence of three years in Brazilian jail.

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