RIO DE JANEIRO — Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte is coming under increasing international scrutiny that he has fabricated parts or all of his story of being held up at gunpoint in the early mornings during the Rio Olympics in Brazil.
A judge was so suspicious of Lochte’s story that she ordered that he be brought to the court to answer some more questions. The only problems is that he boarded a plain and left for the Unites States before the judge could get her legal claws on him. Lochte’s partners,w ho were with him that night were not so luckly; they were hauled off their airplanes and shipped to the police station in Rio to explain the inconsistencies. No word on when the accomplices will be released to go home to the U.S.
Meanwhile, social media has had a field day with memes and tweets mocking Lochte’s story of being robbed by alleged fake police, replete with a gun stuck to his head demanding their wallets.
Take a look at some of the funniest ones:
Lochte’s fastest time was getting out of Brazil
— Vann R. Newkirk II (@fivefifths) August 18, 2016
Rio: We need to double check both of your stories about this alleged robbery.
Ryan Lochte: pic.twitter.com/qxGE0NI1EW
— Philip DeFranco (@PhillyD) August 18, 2016
Ryan Lochte leaving Brazil 🇧🇷 pic.twitter.com/YgdH1Jhy5o
— LTMA (@ltma) August 18, 2016