Lochte — along with Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger, and Jimmy Feigen — were riding in a taxi on their way back to Olympic Village when they were stopped by “individuals posing as armed police officers,” the United States Olympic Committee said. The swimmers are cooperating with authorities in the ongoing investigation.
Lochte’s mother, Ileana, first confirmed news of the robbery hours after the incident on August 14.
“They pulled out their guns, they told the other swimmers to get down on the ground — they got down on the ground,” he told TODAY’s Billy Bush. “I refused. I was like, ‘We didn’t do anything wrong, so — I’m not getting down on the ground.’ And then the guy pulled out his gun, he cocked it, put it to my forehead, and he said, ‘Get down,’ and I put my hands up. I was like, ‘Whatever.’”