CaribbeanFever / FeverEyes / CaribFever

Caribbean Fever - Your ONLY destination to all things Caribbean and more

'My immature, intoxicated behavior tarnished the Olympics': Emotional Ryan Locate apologizes to the people of Brazil for his armed robbery lies and offers to pay disgraced fellow teammate's fine {F}

Ryan Locate's night of shame: Two mystery women, a night drinking in a club until 5.47am, public urination, vandalism, an argument with security guards and a measly $53 payoff Ryan Lochte apologizes to Braziliansand takes full responsibility Rio incident

  • Ryan Lochte apologized to the people of Brazil and Rio appearing on Today Monday morning 
  • 'They put on a great games, and my immature intoxicated behavior tarnished that,' said Lochte
  • Lochte also said he alone was responsible for the destruction caused at a Rio gas station, and not his teammates 
  • The 32-year-old denied causing any damage inside the bathroom however, but said he was too drunk to remember if he kicked in the door
  • On Sunday, the US Olympic Committee said that further action would be taken against Lochte, Jimmy Feigen, Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger
  • Lochte also said that he will reimburse Feigen after he was forced to pay an $11,000 fine to the Brazilian government

Ryan Lochte spoke with Matt Lauer on Today Monday morning to give his third version of the events that happened at a Rio gas station last Sunday were he said he had been robbed at gunpoint.

The swimmer said that he was peeing in the bushes at the gas station when he decided to rip down a metal sign hanging on the side of the building.

When asked why he did this, Lochte replied: 'Yeah. I have no idea ... I was very intoxicated. I mean, it was immature, it was childish.' 

Lochte said that after her pulled off that sign 'it made a big noise,' and he and his three fellow swimmers went to get back in their cab and drive off, at which point they were stopped by a guard.

The men were then taken out of the cab by the guard, who ordered the driver to stop and pulled out his weapon, something Lochte took issue with despite his actions.

'I was upset that we got pulled out of the taxi for something .. I mean, there's no reason for a gun to be pulled out for us,' said Lochte, who told Lauer that he is not someone that gets aggressive when he is angry.

'I was upset. There was no reason for us to be sitting down with a gun pointed to us for nothing we did.'

Lochte went on to say: 'I think when I got up and I started using some words, like this is BS, we shouldn't be treated like this ... that's when I got heated. The guy probably drawed his gun from this.'

Scroll down for video 

Speaking out: Ryan Lochte apologized to the people of Brazil and Rio appearing on Today Monday morning (above)

Speaking out: Ryan Lochte apologized to the people of Brazil and Rio appearing on Today Monday morning (above)

Coming clean: Lochte also said he alone was responsible for the destruction caused at a Rio gas station, and not his teammates

Coming clean: Lochte also said he alone was responsible for the destruction caused at a Rio gas station, and not his teammates

Lochte issued an emotional apology to the people of Brazil during  the second part of his sit-down interview with Lauer on Monday.

The 32-year-old Olympian also used the interview to take responsibility for causing the destruction to a local gas station that resulted in a security guard pulling a gun on him and three of his teammates early last Sunday morning - and then lying about it.

'If I never done that, we wouldn't be in this mess,' said Lochte, who was then asked by Lauer what he wanted to say to the citizens of the host nation.

'How sorry I am and my deepest apologies,' replied Lochte. 

'They put on a great games. They did everything. The people of Rio and Brazil, the authorities, everyone. They put on a great games, and my immature intoxicated behavior tarnished that.'

Lochte has also revealed that he will cover the $11,000 fine that one of his teammate Jimmy Feigen was forced to hand over to authorities before leavign the country last week.

Lochte also spoke to People about why he was so drunk, saying: 'I don't have a drinking problem. We hadn't been able to drink in like months. We hadn't gone out or partied. But we had just won a gold medal. We were out celebrating. I had one too many.' 


+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Two Olympic swimmers CONFESS Lochte armed robbery story WAS made up as Brazil cops release video of four at gas station 'which they urinated on and vandalized before arguing with guard' Ryan Lochte's night of debauchery and sadly the most memorable of the Olympic Games

  • Ryan Lochte, 32, made his biggest headlines out of the pool in Rio
  • He and three others enjoyed a drunk night out after swimming ended 
  • They then ended up at a gas station where they vandalized a bathroom
  • Here, we chart how Lochte turned Saturday night and Sunday morning into hours and hours of shame for his nation

It should have been one of the great nights in Olympic history for Team USA.

Michael Phelps claimed his 23rd gold medal, and 28th overall, cementing his place in history as the greatest Olympian of all time.

But while the 31-year-old chose to spend the night with his family, hours later and miles away, his closest rival - Ryan Lochte - began a night of debauchery in what has sadly become the most memorable of the Olympic Games.

Here, we chart how Lochte, who has spent four consecutive Olympics in Phelps' shadow, turned Saturday night and Sunday morning into hours and hours of shame for his nation - and  threatens to overshadow the brilliance of his compatriot's glory. 

A HERO IN THE POOL - SO WHERE IS LOCHTE?

Lochte had ended his time in the pool on Thursday night, failing to medal in a race after coming fifth, while Phelps claimed his fourth consecutive gold in the men's 200m individual medley.

But Phelps ended his record-breaking career – and an amazing run for US swimmers in Rio - with his fifth gold medal in the 4x100m medley relay on Saturday, the final night of the swimming. 

Lochte had ended his time in the pool on Thursday night, failing to medal in a race after coming fifth. He shared this picture of a pre-race meal with Phelps 

Lochte had ended his time in the pool on Thursday night, failing to medal in a race after coming fifth. He shared this picture of a pre-race meal with Phelps 

That evening, Lochte – a 12-time medalist himself - was not in the stands to cheer his friend on, unlike Phelps' fiancée Nicole and their adorable baby son Boomer.

After an exhausting night in the pool, yet another medal ceremony and post-race news conferences, Phelps was worn out and chose to spend the night with his family before going to bed.

He was 'dead sleep,' he said, when Lochte – along with his teammates Jimmy Feigen, Jack Conger and Gunnar Bentz – celebrated the end of the Olympics swimming competition with a wild night out. 

Clockwise from top left, James Feigen, Ryan Lochte, Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger

Clockwise from top left, James Feigen, Ryan Lochte, Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger

A WILD, DRUNKEN PARTY WITH TWO MYSTERY WOMEN AT CLUB FRANCE

Lochte has been an easily identifiable figure in Rio – thanks in part to his questionable decision to dye his hair grey before the Games, which left him looking more like the Joker than a silver fox after some exposure to chlorine.

Throughout the Games, he has used Snapchat – a social media app that posts temporary pictures and videos in real time to a user's 'story' – to share his experiences with his followers.

In the early hours of Sunday morning, he shared numerous videos showing the wild partying inside Club France.

Lochte, a 12-time Olympic gold medalist, posted Snapchat videos with teammate Jimmy Feigen from inside the club
Throughout the Games, he has used Snapchat – a social media app that posts temporary pictures and videos in real time to a user's 'story

Lochte, a 12-time Olympic gold medalist, posted Snapchat videos with teammate Jimmy Feigen from inside the club

Ryan Lochte parties at a Rio club before being held at gunpoint

The venue, located at the Sociedade Hípica Brasileira in Lagoa, is open to the public during the day – with the main events from the Olympic Games broadcast on big screens as well as a food court and restaurants offering French cuisine.

Come the night, however, and the place is transformed into a raucous superclub with a capacity for 4,000 people from 11pm until 5am.

Lochte and his teammates were pictured arriving at the party shortly before 2am.  

Around half an hour later, he shared a video on Snapchat that featured Feigen showing off the inside of the jam-packed venue as lights flash from the DJ booth.

What his Snapchat didn't show, police said, was that the men were with two mystery women in the club and authorities believe this may have been their motive for lying if they have girlfriends.

Lochte claimed he left around half an hour after that, around 3am, but a time-stamped video shows the swimmers exiting the club at 5.47am and walking away on foot.

Ruan Lochte is pictured arriving at the Club France in the early hours of Sunday morning

Ruan Lochte is pictured arriving at the Club France in the early hours of Sunday morning

After partying with two mystery women at the club, according to police, the men left Club France at 5.47am

After partying with two mystery women at the club, according to police, the men left Club France at 5.47am

Lochte and friends arrive and leave club and return to village

NATURE CALLS AND THEY ANSWER CRUDELY

On foot, they made their way to a nearby gas station in Barra da Tijuca.

Surveillance cameras showed a cab carrying one of the swimmers pulls up next to some gas pumps at around 6.06am and he gets out.

Around the same time, a different camera caught one of the swimmers heading down an alley near the gas station bathroom.

At one point, one of them pulls a sign off of a wall and hurls it to the ground.

Police say video footage caught them urinating on a wall, but footage released so far does not show this. 

The incident apparently led to a drunken clash with gas station employees, who told them to use the bathroom.

Bentz and Conger told authorities on Thursday that a 'highly intoxicated' Lochte led the clash between the swimmers and the gas station's employees and security guards, which other witnesses confirmed.

The swimmers were stopped from leaving in  a cab by security guards at the gas station, who demanded compensation for the damage 

The swimmers were stopped from leaving in  a cab by security guards at the gas station, who demanded compensation for the damage 

Lochte and teammates 'try to flee after trashing bathroom'

A CONFRONTATION WITH STAFF ENDS WITH SWIMMERS VANDALIZING BATHROOM

The swimmers were seen leaving the alleyway by the bathroom as several gas station workers gathered round.

Police said while inside, they vandalized the gas station's bathroom – breaking a door, a soap dispenser and a mirror.

They swimmers get back in the cab and try to leave, but their driver was told by employees that police had been called.

Two uniformed attendants and two other men, identified as security guards approached the taxi, with one of them leaning in to speak with the occupants.

One of the men makes a phone call – around 6.09am.

By 6.12am, the four swimmers get back out of their cab and walk towards the workers, with one pulling something from his pocket and trying to give it to the man who is still on the phone.

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

What robbery? Brazilian police say Ryan Lochte's wallet was detected in X-ray scan AFTER he claims it was seized at gunpoint as officers launch probe into star's dramatic hold-up story 'The only truth they told was they were drunk': Video shows Lyin' Ryan and swimmers after

  • Jack Conger and Gunnar Bentz conbfessed to police that the lied about being the victims of an armed robbery said a Brazilian official
  •  The admission came as video emerged of Ryan Lochte and the US swimmers at the gas station where they claimed they were robbed
  • The group are seen running to the bathroom and sitting off behind the station, spending over 10 minutes at the establishment 
  • Officials in Brazil are now furiously denying Lochte's robbery claims, with one individual saying: 'The only truth they told was they were drunk'   
  • Officials say the swimmers destroyed parts of the gas station on the night they claimed they were robbed by breaking a door, urinating on the wall and causing damage to the bathroom
  • A security guard then demanded they pay but did not pull out a gun or point it at the swimmers at any point, contradicting Lochte's claims 
Jack Conger and Gunnar Bentz (above being escorted into a police station on Thursday)  told police that the robbery story had been fabricated during questioning on Thursday

Jack Conger and Gunnar Bentz (above being escorted into a police station on Thursday)  told police that the robbery story had been fabricated during questioning on Thursday

Video has emerged of Ryan Lochte and three US swimmers at the gas station where they claimed to have been robbed

Video has emerged of Ryan Lochte and three US swimmers at the gas station where they claimed to have been robbed

The group are seen running to the bathroom and sitting off behind the station, spending over 10 minutes at the establishment

The group are seen running to the bathroom and sitting off behind the station, spending over 10 minutes at the establishment

Officials in Brazil are now furiously denying Lochte's robbery claims, with one individual saying: 'The only truth they told was they were drunk'

Officials in Brazil are now furiously denying Lochte's robbery claims, with one individual saying: 'The only truth they told was they were drunk'

Sources have confirmed to DailyMail.com that Lochte and the group destroyed a gas station toilet and refused to pay for the damage

Sources have confirmed to DailyMail.com that Lochte and the group destroyed a gas station toilet and refused to pay for the damage

An official says the guard was armed with a pistol, but he never took it out or pointed it at the swimmers

An official says the guard was armed with a pistol, but he never took it out or pointed it at the swimmers

Members of the group were caught urinating against a wall of the gas station and destroying an advertisement on the wall a source told DailyMail.com.

They were then asked to use the restroom and directed to where it was, then destroyed parts of that as well according to a source. 

An official says that is when the guard, who was armed with a pistol but never took it out or pointed it at the swimmers, asked that they pay. 

The gas station managed then arrived, the men paid and they left the station. 

The version of events emerged as police in Rio prepared to quiz the taxi driver who picked up the four after they left a nightclub and resume questioning the three swimmers still in Brazil.

Lochte has insisted he stands by his version of events, telling NBC’s Matt Lauer he really was robbed in a phone conversation but changed his story to say that a gun was never pointed at his head and that fake police did not side-swipe the cab he and his friends were in to get them to pull over.

The source told DailyMail.com: 'They stopped at a gas station and they were all really drunk. They went to the toilet and damaged it pretty badly.

‘The security guy saw them and started arguing with them - telling them they had to pay. They refused and argued back.'

Eventually however the men 'gave him some money and left' claims the source.

Lochte meanwhile was seen flashing a smile in a photo with a fan at Charlotte Douglas International Airport on Wednesday as he was spotted for the first time back on American soil. 

'I couldn't make it to #Rio for the Olympics this year, so the Olympics came to me. Now if only Ryan Lochte would go on a date with me!' wrote American Airlines flight attendant David Anthony on the photo. 

Scene if the non-crime: The gas station were Lochte and his fellow Olympians claimed they were robbed (above) 

Scene if the non-crime: The gas station were Lochte and his fellow Olympians claimed they were robbed (above) 

Destruction: A mark shows on the right side of the side of the building (above) from where an advertising sign used to hang, which Lochte and his fellow swimmers are accused of tearing down

Destruction: A mark shows on the right side of the side of the building (above) from where an advertising sign used to hang, which Lochte and his fellow swimmers are accused of tearing down

Out of order: The door that Lochte and the swimmers are accused of breaking (above with sign) and the inside of the bathroom they allegedly destroyed

Out of order: The door that Lochte and the swimmers are accused of breaking (above with sign) and the inside of the bathroom they allegedly destroyed

Having fun: Lochte posted a video wishing swimmer Elizabeth Beisel a happy birthday on Thursday morning

On Wednesday, two of the US Olympics swimmers who were with Lochte were hauled off their plane and prevented from leaving Brazil by the country’s authorities.

Conger, 21, and Bentz, 20, were already seated aboard United Airlines flight 128 to Houston at Rio's Galeao International Airport when police came for them - as the situation threatens to escalate into a full blown international incident.

WHAT HAPPENS NOW?

Ryan Lochte will likely not be extradited back to Brazil despite a judge’s order demanding he remain in the country and is probably in the clear so long as official charges are not filed against him in the case explained Ari Melber of MSNBC on Thursday morning. 

Should that happen though there would could be international proceedings, but that would not happen until much further down the line. 

The three men who are still in Brazil however are subject to that country's laws, and could be looking at up to six months in prison if they are charged with giving false statements to police. 

It is unknown if the men have lawyers but, just like in the United States, they do have the right to remain silent under questioning. 

Should it be determined that the entire story was made up, Lochte and the other men could be charged with false communication of a crime, which carries a maximum sentence of three years in jail in Brazil.

Describing the experience as 'frightening', the two cannot leave Brazil until they provide official sworn testimony about their alleged mugging at gunpoint along with Lochte and fourth teammate, Jimmy Feigen. 

United States Olympic Committee spokesperson Patrick Sandusky said in a statement on Thursday morning: 'The three U.S. Olympic swimmers (Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger and James Feigen) are cooperating with authorities and in the process of scheduling a time and place today to provide further statements to the Brazilian authorities. 

'All are represented by counsel and being appropriately supported by the USOC and the U.S. Consulate in Rio.' 

On Wednesday morning, Lochte, 32, and Feigen, 26, were barred from leaving Brazil - but Lochte had already left - as police said their accounts of the aftermath of the robbery do not match security footage exclusively obtained by DailyMail.com.

Upon leaving police custody early on Thursday morning, Conger and Bentz refused to answer questions.

According to the United States Olympic Committee, 26-year-old Feigen 'intends to make further statements regarding the incident on Thursday as well.' 

Viegas said, 'There was a confusion, they are very scared by this. They didn't understand what was happening or why they couldn't embark.'

He added: 'In the dispatch from the judge it said they were witnesses, but the police are saying something else.

'Until we understand what is happening, what fact has happened, and in which form they are being heard, they will not be giving any statement.

'After this obviously they will collaborate with the justice system and the police.'

When asked if the athletes had really been robbed he said: 'About the facts, we are not going to manifest now.'

Conger and Bentz had spent more than three hours being interrogated by the Federal Police before they were allowed to leave at 1:44am local time.

Journalists asked them repeatedly if they had lied or whether they stood by the story but the pair remained silent.

Dave Fogelson, a spokesman for the US Consulate, ushered them towards an awaiting black mini-van but the pair were met by a media scrum and appeared bemused by the scene.

'We are just here to provide consular assistance,' Fogelson said. 'Due to privacy considerations we cannot give any more information but refer to Brazilian authorities in this matter for any more information.'

When contacted by the San Antonio Express on Wednesday, Feigen said: 'I can’t talk right now, I’m being s***stormed right now. I’m still in Brazil and [an interview] is going to have to wait.' 

He spoke again to the paper on Thursday, saying:  'It sounds like people assume we’re guilty.'

Gunnar Bentz leaving the airport on Wednesday
Jack Conger following Bentz out of the Rio airport

Stony faced: Gunnar Bentz (L) and Jack Conger (R) leave the police station after Brazilian police took them into custody while they were preparing to take off for home 

Representation: Accompanied by Brazilian lawyer Sergio Viegas, (second from right), American Olympic swimmers Gunnar Bentz, (center), and Jack Conger, (right), leave the police station

Representation: Accompanied by Brazilian lawyer Sergio Viegas, (second from right), American Olympic swimmers Gunnar Bentz, (center), and Jack Conger, (right), leave the police station

Detention: Gunnar Bentz (back) and Jack Conger (front) are pictured at Rio's Galeao International Airport after being removed from a United Airlines 128 return flight back to Houston

Detention: Gunnar Bentz (back) and Jack Conger (front) are pictured at Rio's Galeao International Airport after being removed from a United Airlines 128 return flight back to Houston

Sullen faces: Gunnar Bentz makes to exit the gangway at Rio's Galeao International Airport after being pulled from the flight while Jack Conger makes a phone call

Sullen faces: Gunnar Bentz makes to exit the gangway at Rio's Galeao International Airport after being pulled from the flight while Jack Conger makes a phone call

To the station: Jack Conger (left) and Gunnar Bentz (right) walk through to the police station inside Rio airport

To the station: Jack Conger (left) and Gunnar Bentz (right) walk through to the police station inside Rio airport

Circus: Media wait outside of a Rio police station after Jack Conger and Gunnar Bentz were removed from a United States bound flight so the Brazilian authorities could question them about a reported robbery involving them and teammate Ryan Lochte

Circus: Media wait outside of a Rio police station after Jack Conger and Gunnar Bentz were removed from a United States bound flight so the Brazilian authorities could question them about a reported robbery involving them and teammate Ryan Lochte

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

'He cocked it, put it to my forehead and said ''Get Down''': Armed robbers dressed as cops rob Ryan Locate and three other US gold medalists after pulling over their taxi as they left Rio nightclub

Ryan Locate leaves Rio as police announce he's under investigation over gunpoint robbery

  • Police arrived to the Olympic Village on Wednesday to seize the passports of Ryan Lochte and Jimmy Feigen 
  • The two men are under investigation for allegedly lying about the robbery they claimed happened Sunday in Rio 
  • The swim team had already moved out of the Village but Feigen may still be in Brazil while Lochte flew home to the US on Tuesday
  • The judge's order came after seeing video obtained by DailyMail.com of the laughing men returning to the Village after the robbery 
  • Investigators claim that the X-ray machine at the Village showed the men were in possession of all belongings they said were stolen on Sunday
  • The video footage also seems to show both Feigen and Gunnar Bentz carrying what look to be wallets when they return to the Village 
  • The two men will now be investigated for the false communication of a crime, which carries a maximum sentence of three years in jail in Brazil

A judge gave authorities the go ahead after doubts began to grow over the claims made by the swimmers in light of the surveillance video obtained by DailyMail.com earlier this week showing the group laughing and smiling as they returned to the Olympic Village.

Lochte's mother later broke the news of the alleged robbery later that day while speaking with Fox Sports.  

The athletes are now accused of lying about the incident after the publication of the video Tuesday led investigators to change their line of inquiry.  

A formal request for their passports to be seized reveals that the two men will now be investigated for the false communication of a crime, which carries a maximum sentence of three years in jail in Brazil.

Records retrieved by investigators from the X-ray machine through which the athletes passed in the Village also showed that the men were carrying all the belongings which they had claimed in sworn statements to police had been stolen.  

Lochte, 32, had already flown out of the country and is home in the US while Feigen's whereabouts are still not known. Feigen, 26, had been in Rio all day Tuesday but it is unclear if he took a flight home before the judge's order. 

Ryan Lochte enters athletes' village after gunpoint robbery
Questions: Ryan Lochte (with blond hair) is seen entering the Olympic Village as his teammate Jimmy Feigen (in blue) is seen holding what appears to be a phone or wallet in one hand as he pulls out something else from his other pocket. Gunnar Bentz (being searched) also appeared to have two things in his hand

Questions: Ryan Lochte (with blond hair) is seen entering the Olympic Village as his teammate Jimmy Feigen (in blue) is seen holding what appears to be a phone or wallet in one hand as he pulls out something else from his other pocket. Gunnar Bentz (being searched) also appeared to have two things in his hand

Drop off: Feigen (in blue) then drops two items into the bin which could be both a phone and a wallet.  Bentz meanwhile atill seems to be holding both a phone and a wallet in his hand while being searched (center)

Drop off: Feigen (in blue) then drops two items into the bin which could be both a phone and a wallet.  Bentz meanwhile atill seems to be holding both a phone and a wallet in his hand while being searched (center)

More questions: Bentz (on right in foreground) is seen holding what appears to be a phone in one hand and a wallet in another as he walks out of frame

More questions: Bentz (on right in foreground) is seen holding what appears to be a phone in one hand and a wallet in another as he walks out of frame

On the one hand: As Feigen (in blue shirt) is searched he can be seen on one side holding his credentials and what looks to be a phone or wallet

On the one hand: As Feigen (in blue shirt) is searched he can be seen on one side holding his credentials and what looks to be a phone or wallet

On the other hand: Feigen looks to be holding either a phone or wallet on the flip side of his credentials

On the other hand: Feigen looks to be holding either a phone or wallet on the flip side of his credentials

Answers needed: A look at Lochte's alleged actions in the early hours of Sunday

Answers needed: A look at Lochte's alleged actions in the early hours of Sunday

In the statement a public prosecutor said that the images from the surveillance video, along with 'contradictory' statements made by the athletes to police, further reinforced investigators' doubt about the veracity of the athletes' claims they had been robbed. 

It read: 'One sees that the supposed victims arrived with their physical and psychological integrity intact, even playing with each other, showing that there wasn't any psychological shock inherent to such alleged violence.

'The more than calm behavior of the athletes straight after the supposed violence, together with other details present in the inquiry, makes me believe that more investigations should be undertaken into the possible false communication of a crime.'

Police also revealed that the surveillance footage, showing the swimmers arriving around 7am, was recorded more than three hours after the supposed robbery.

Lochte and Feigen, the only two of the group who have so far given statements to police, claimed they were so drunk they did not know exactly where they were robbed, nor what type of taxi they took to return to the athletes village. 

Further confusion has been caused by Lochte and his team mate’s insistence that they left Club France at 4am – a claim that emerged in court papers released today.

According to a statement made to police and cited by Judge Kayla Blank, the men said they picked up a cab from a nearby gas station.

However, speaking to DailyMail Online.com, manager Lucas Alves said he did not see Lochte or any of the other swimmers in surveillance footage when he reviewed it the following morning.

‘The police came and took all the video from that night,’ said Alves. ‘But I looked at it before they came and you could not see any of the swimmers on it.’

Ipiranga gas station sits on Avenida Borges de Medeiros, approximately 100 yards from the entrance to the Club France compound.

Club France is part of the French hospitality house - an effort to promote the country during the Olympics paid for by the country's national delegation.

Blank, in her decision, noted that the men’s claim to have left at 4am were also contradicted by ‘the images at the location [Club France], which indicated a different time.’ 

Warrant: The search and seizure warrant that has been issued in Brazil for Feigen and Lochte

Warrant: The search and seizure warrant that has been issued in Brazil for Feigen and Lochte

Location: According to a statement made to police and cited by Judge Kayla Blank, the men said they picked up a cab from a nearby gas station (above)

Location: According to a statement made to police and cited by Judge Kayla Blank, the men said they picked up a cab from a nearby gas station (above)

Story not adding up: However, speaking to DailyMail Online.com, manager Lucas Alves (above) said he did not see Lochte or any of the other swimmers in surveillance footage

Story not adding up: However, speaking to DailyMail Online.com, manager Lucas Alves (above) said he did not see Lochte or any of the other swimmers in surveillance footage

Rio highlight: Lochte with his sole medal from the games, the gold her won in the 4x200m freestyle relay

Rio highlight: Lochte with his sole medal from the games, the gold her won in the 4x200m freestyle relay

The US Olympic Committee refused to comment on the athletes' whereabouts but confirmed that Brazilian police were looking for the swimmers.

'Local police arrived at the Olympic Village this a.m. and asked to meet with Ryan Lochte and James Feigen and collect their passports in order to secure further testimony from the athletes,' spokesman Patrick Sandusky said.

ROBBERY TIMELINE - WHAT WE KNOW (AND WHAT WE DON'T KNOW)

Saturday 11pm: Club France opens for special celebration

Sunday 2.25am: Lochte posts video of himself and Brazilian swimmer Thiago Pereira inside the club. They later leave the club, buy popcorn from a street vendor and go to hail a cab.

 5am: Club France closes

Sunday 2.25am - 6.30am: Lochte claims that at some point in this window men pretending to be police officers rob them of their wallets while they are in a cab 

Sunday 6.56am: Security footage records the four arriving at the athletes' village in a cheerful mood and laughing with one another.

Sunday afternoon: Lochte's mother tells Fox Sports in an interview that her son was robbed earlier that day. The IOC meanwhile denies that a robbery took place.

Sunday night: Lochte is spotted by Billy Bush while walking down the beach and agrees to speak about the robbery in a segment videotaped by the NBC host using his iPhone.

Monday: IOC apologizes for the security lapse. Police say they are hunting the taxi driver.

Tuesday: DailyMail.com obtains the surveillance video of the men that shows them in the aftermath of the alleged robbery.

Tuesday afternoon: Lochte departs Rio and returns home to Florida.

Wednesday morning: Lochte and Jimmy Feigen's passports are ordered to be seized by a judge. Investigators say in their report that all goods the men claimed were stolen were in their possession when they returned to the Village Sunday according to scans they obtained from the X-ray machine used by security.  

Wednesday afternoon: The owner of the gas station where Lochte claims he caught a cab on Sunday tells DailyMail.com that video footage shows he was not there at any point on Sunday. 

'The swim team moved out of the village after their competition ended, so we were not able to make the athletes available.

'Additionally, as part of our standard security protocol, we do not make athlete travel plans public and therefore cannot confirm the athletes' current location.'

Sandusky said the US team would 'continue to cooperate with Brazilian authorities.'

Lochte's lawyer, Jeff Ostrow, said he was surprised to learn about the ruling in an interview with TMZ on Wednesday.

'I have no information from Brazilian authorities that they want his passport,' said Ostrow. 

'I’m shocked to hear that they would go to such measures in an effort to further investigate the incident as he has been nothing but cooperative with authorities, including sitting for a full interview with the Tourist Police, U.S. State Department, USOC Security, FBI, and anyone else that requested to be present.'

Lochte meanwhile has been very clear about his plans for the day, writing on Twitter Tuesday: 'My hair is going back to its normal color tomorrow.' 

Better days: Gunnar Bentz and Feigen at the US Swimming Trials in July after qualifying for the Olympics

Better days: Gunnar Bentz and Feigen at the US Swimming Trials in July after qualifying for the Olympics

Practice makes perfect: Jack Conger and Lochte at training camp just before the Olympics 

Practice makes perfect: Jack Conger and Lochte at training camp just before the Olympics 

Party: Lochte shared a video on Snapchat in the early hours of Sunday morning just before the alleged robbery at Club France with Jimmy Feigen (above)

Sneakerheads: Lochte showed off the expensive footwear being worn by the group Sunday, which was not taken in the alleged robbery (above)

Sneakerheads: Lochte showed off the expensive footwear being worn by the group Sunday, which was not taken in the alleged robbery (above)

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Olympic gold medalist Ryan Lochte was 'held at GUNPOINT at party in Rio' 

  • Ryan Lochte has been held up at gunpoint in a cab after a night out in Rio
  • Gold medalist had been partying with Brazilian swimmer Thiago Pereira 
  • Lochte was heading home from a nightclub when the taxi was robbed
  • He was partying at Club France, part of the country's hospitality house 
  • 'He cocked it, put it to my forehead and said "get down",' Lochte said 
  • Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger, and Jimmy Feigen were also mugged
  • USOC said people 'posing an armed guards' carried out the robbery
  • Ileana Lochte said her son had his wallet stolen during the incident
  • IOC spokesman Mark Adams denied the report, saying it was 'not true'
  • Lochte has been seen leaving the Olympic Village a number of times
  • He was pictured this week walking to visit his Playboy model girlfriend  
Lochte said in an interview he put his hands behind his head after one of the robber puts a gun to his head

Lochte said in an interview he put his hands behind his head after one of the robber puts a gun to his head

'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,"' the swimmer told NBC

'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,"' the swimmer told NBC

'No known knowledge' of Lochte hold up: Olympic official
Swimmer Ryan Lochte supports U.S. flag bearer Michael Phelps

Views: 2562

Comment

You need to be a member of CaribbeanFever / FeverEyes / CaribFever to add comments!

Join CaribbeanFever / FeverEyes / CaribFever

Comment by Jovis Charles on August 22, 2016 at 1:13pm
He's a dirty liar. The true picture of the Ugly American. Going into other people's countries and causing havoc because they feel they are above the law.
If the Black athletes had done anything like this, the Racists Trump supporters would have called them every derogatory name in the book but the media and everybody else is trying to downplay these thugs. Good luck with that.
Michael Ohelos was only saved from being in the middle of this is because his girlfriend and baby were in Rio. He dodged the bullet.
Comment by Big Woman on August 19, 2016 at 3:10pm
I was wondering why the Brazilians were going so hard against these boys. Liar, liar pants on fire, lol!
Comment by GospelPan on August 19, 2016 at 12:08am
Ok you got drunk and buss up the people place...just keep quiet and go home in your shame. But no, they fabricate a story out of thin air and blame the Brazilians...that is wickedness! I wonder what description they gave of the so called robbers?
Comment by judy maya on August 16, 2016 at 1:47pm
He is lucky they did not shoot and kill him!! Gunman seh lay down, lay down and shut up!! Take what you want and leave me with my life!! It is the arrogance and entitlement of white men, feeling invincible like no one can hurt them! SMH

Celebrate your BIRTHDAY with CaribbeanFever on 107.5 WBLS, NY

||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||

||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||

||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||

FOR ALL YOUR DANCEHALL AND REGGAE NEWS CLICK PIC BELOWreggae dancehall queen 4

}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}

{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{

PUMP IT! or DUMP IT! SAT & SUN NIGHT on Caribbean Fever 107.5 WBLS NY (GET YOUR NEW MUSIC PLAYED) SONG{S} BEING VOTED ON ARE {------ ) and {----- }

|||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||

CARIBBEAN NEWS

Caribbean Fever with the best Caribbean News online!

 

SOME TOP BLOGS

Groups

© 2021   Created by Caribbean Fever.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service