Today’s What The Hey story:
A Brazilian judge on Wednesday issued an order to prevent Ryan Lochte and James Feigen, two of the American swimmers who claimed they were robbed at gunpoint during the Olympic Games, from leaving the country as doubts emerged over their testimony about the episode.
So, first authorities complain that he didn’t want to report it to the police, then they want to detain him. What the hey?
Luckily for Lochte, he had already left the country.
The thing is,
While controversy simmers over the episode, it is not uncommon for the police in Rio to be implicated in armed assaults of both Brazilians and foreigners.
Shortly before the start of the Olympics, Jason Lee, a 27-year-old jujitsu champion from New Zealand, said he was briefly kidnapped here by police officers and forced to withdraw the equivalent of about $800 from his bank account.
As I posted earlier, the persistent rumor is that the robbers were in a marked police car.
We talked about this in today’s podcast,
Wednesday August 17: Brazil and the Olympics, Mexico, Venezuela and other stories….click to listen….. https://t.co/YEPv6ij1cN
— Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) August 17, 2016