The Internet Is Roasting Ryan Lochte as His Robbery Tale Starts Unraveling

Keep on swimming, pal

August 18, 2016 9:00 am

It seems Ryan Lochte’s robbery story isn’t quite adding up. 

On Sunday night, Lochte reported that he, along with fellow U.S. swimmers Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger and James Feigen, were robbed and held at gunpoint. Originally, the swimming Gold medalist claimed the crew’s taxi was pulled over by men who flashed police badges.

According to Lochte one of the men cocked a gun and pressed it to his head, and Lochte “was like, ‘whatever.’” The story seemed a bit fishy from the start, but then, Lochte’s never been considered the brightest merman in the pool.  

He toned down his tragic story on Wednesday, saying they were actually robbed at a gas station — and the gun was only pointed towards him. Okay…

But new information suggests that Lochte and his teammates might not have been victims at all. One recently surfaced video shows the swimmers joking around as they returned to the Olympics village — carrying expensive items that would likely have been stolen in any robbery. 

And a new report indicates that the men were asked to use a bathroom at the gas station, but instead peed on the wall. (Leave it to swimmers to think peeing outside a bathroom is acceptable.)

Bentz and Conger were escorted off a U.S.-bound plane to be questioned further, but Lochte escaped Rio before the police could seize his passport and bring him in.

The jury’s still out on what really happened that fateful night, but there’s one thing the internet knows for sure: Lochte really is as dumb as we all thought.

Moral of the story? You can run from the police, but not the internet.

Image via: Matt Hazlett/Getty Images

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