Olympic Swimmer Ryan Lochte Gets Robbed At Gunpoint In Rio
It’s rough in Rio…not just for spectators, but for the athletes themselves. Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte became the target of an armed robbery after leaving a nightclub in Rio last night…and is reportedly pretty shaken up about it. Via MailOnline:
Gold medalist Ryan Lochte has reportedly been robbed at gunpoint in the back of a taxi after a night out partying in Rio.
Lochte and three of his American teammates had been invited out by Brazilian swimmer Thiago Pereira when the terrifying incident took place.
Pereira’s spokesman, Flávio Perez, said Lochte was unharmed in the incident that took place after a birthday party at the nightclub, Club France.
‘Thiago Pereira and his wife Gabriela Pauletti were in Club France, the French house in Brazil, and they were celebrating the birthday of a friend,’ Perez told the Washington Post.
‘Lochte was also in the same place, commemorating the same birthday. Ryan and Thiago are friends.
‘Thiago and his wife left earlier, they left alone, the two of them. Thiago and his wife went back to their hotel.
Then Thiago, on finding out what happened, called Ryan. Ryan is well, and Thiago said that the robbery, according to Ryan, was in the taxi. The taxi was robbed.’
SMH! Yall be safe out there in Rio!