Ryan Lochte was robbed in Rio yesterday, with a cocked gun pointed at his head. Lochte refused their orders.
Lochte said he and fellow Rio gold-medal relay swimmers Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger and Jimmy Feigen were heading back to the Olympic Village at around 2:30 a.m. to 3 a.m. when their cab was stopped by armed men claiming to be cops.
“These guys came out with a badge, a police badge, no lights, no nothing, just a police badge and pulled us over,” Lochte told the “Today” show’s Billy Bush.
“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.’ ’’
One of the thugs then aimed a gun at Lochte’s head, he said.
Still, the 12-time Olympic medalist insisted he played it cool.
“The guy pulled out his gun, he cocked it, put it on my forehead, and he said, ‘Get down.’ I put my hands up. I was like, ‘Whatever,’ ” he told Bush, gesturing to show how he had raised his hands and how the robber had pointed the gun.
“He took our money, he took my wallet. He left my cell phone. He left my credentials.”
The Rio swimming competition ended Saturday night. Ryan Lochte's bulb dimmed years ago.
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