On Wednesday, a Brazilian judge ordered the U.S. Olympic swimmer and one of his colleagues to surrender their passports and not leave the country, according to Bleacher Report. Unfortunately it was too late, because Lochte is already back home in the States.
Lochte and teammate Jimmy Feigen claimed they were together in Rio de Janeiro after a night out, when their taxi cab was stopped and the swimmers were robbed by people posing as cops.
Judge Keyla Blanc de Cnop demanded that Lochte and Jimmy Feigen, the other swimmer who spoke to police, remain in Brazil to answer further questions after she cited discrepancies in their testimony (including the fact that Lochte said there was one robber, while Feigen allegedly said there was more than one).
Judge Blanc also revealed that she viewed surveillance footage of the four arriving back at the Olympic Village after the reported robbery, and they didn’t look like people who had just been through an ordeal. Rio police went to the athletes’ village on Wednesday to question the swimmers, but they were nowhere to be found.
Ryan Lochte’s father says the athlete flew back to the United States on Tuesday, while the location of the other three involved is still unknown.
SOURCE: Bleacher Report | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty, Instagram