The Ryan Lochte robbery scandal has officially reached the Someone Is Bullshitting Phase, in which new alleged details that suggest Lochte’s story about being robbed at gunpoint in Rio may be totally bunk. ABC News brings us the latest development, reporting that Lochte and the other swimmers who were allegedly robbed got into an altercation at a gas station.
As the police investigation continues into the alleged robbery of U.S. Olympic swimmers in Rio, a Brazilian police source told ABC News that “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” on the night of the incident.
There was no gas station in the first version of the story, as Lochte and the other swimmers claimed that they were pulled out of a cab by criminals disguised as police officers, and then robbed at gunpoint. But the gas station did figure into the second version of Lochte’s story, which had the swimmers being robbed after their taxi stopped at a gas station so that they could use the bathroom.
How that story jibes with the police’s claim that the swimmers broke down a bathroom door and fought with a security guard remains to be seen. The Rio police department is scheduled to hold a press conference on the incident at 2:00 p.m.
Meanwhile, the IOC is doing the “nothing to see here” thing: