Rio police claim that one of the U.S. swimmers who later reported having been robbed at gunpoint was seen on security footage fighting with a security guard at a gas station that same night.
“One of the swimmers was seen on CCTV footage breaking down the door to the bathroom at the gas station and fighting with a security guard,” a police source told ABC News.
On Wednesday, Lochte told NBC News’ Matt Lauer that the swimmers used a bathroom at a gas station. When they returned to the taxi, the driver didn’t move — that’s when they saw two men approaching with guns and badges and told them to get out of the vehicle.
Later that day, a judge ordered search and seizure warrants for Lochte and teammate James Feigen, as well as the seizure of their passports. Surveillance video shows the swimmers laughing and smiling as they returned to the Olympic Village on the night of the purported robbery, as well as records retrieved by investigators from an X-ray machine they passed through upon entering the village which show that the men were in possession of the items they claimed in sworn statements were stolen.
On the same day, police removed Jack Conger and Gunnar Bentz from a plane before takeoff for questioning — Lochte had already left Brazil, while Feigen’s whereabouts are unknown, but he is believed to be in Brazil.
Lochte’s reps could not immediately be reached for comment.