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#LochteGate Twist! Security Footage Shows A Drunken Ryan Lochte & Teammates In Gas Station Fight — Rio Police Believe Robbery Story Was A Coverup!
Ryan Lochte is definitely in hot water now.
Earlier this week, the US Olympian alleged that he and three other swimmers were robbed at gunpoint on their way back from a club in Rio over the weekend.
But due to the inconsistencies in Lochte's story — he first said the incident occurred when the group was pulled over but later changed to getting held up at a gas station — authorities haven't been buying the sketchy claim.
Now, it looks like the athletes might not have only been lying — but making up the story to cover up their own drunken debauchery!
According to the latest reports, Brazilian police have obtained gas station security footage that shows Lochte, Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger, and Jimmy Feigen destroying a gas station bathroom and refusing to pay for the damage:
A source with knowledge to the investigation told The Daily Mail the four handed over money only after a security guard waved a gun at them and insisted they pay. The source explained:
"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. He pointed his gun at them and insisted they pay for the damage - they gave him some money and left."
Wow! This footage has similar elements to Lochte's story (well, the second version), where he claimed he gave his wallet to a man after a gun was waved at him — to which he reportedly responded, "whatever."
Does this mean that the athletes simply changed a few aspects of the story to make it look like they were the victims of crime and not the committers?
We're sure the truth will come out soon enough!
What do YOU think really happened?
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