On Wednesday night, Brazilian authorities pulled swimmers Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger off their flight back to the United States. The USOC puts out a statement confirming that the swimmers were robbed.
An Olympics security force of 85,000 police and troops were deployed in Rio to avoid big security threats and the type of crime the swimmers - and a number of other athletes - say they endured.
But the missing video in the middle of the clip is reportedly where the proof lies that Ryan's original story wasn't fabricated, according to TMZ.
Lochte's attorney, Jeff Ostrow, previously said there is no question the robbery occurred. The order similarly called for Lochte's passport to be seized, but the star swimmer left Rio before the judge's order was issued, according to the warrant issued for Conger and Bentz, OGlobo reported.
A lawyer for Conger and Bentz said Thursday that they won't be allowed to leave Brazil until they provide testimony to investigators.
On Thursday morning, he posted a goofy video of him and fellow American swimmer Elizabeth Beisel, with whom Lochte is close to dating back to their days at the University of Florida, wishing her a happy birthday. Why are the potential victims of a crime suddenly being treated as the suspects?
While police were on their way, another customer at the gas station served as interpreter for the athletes and helped agree payment for the damage.
It's not clear if the two had their passports confiscated.
Lochte told "Today's" Matt Lauer in a phone interview Wednesday evening that he left Rio before hearing about the controversy. He said Lochte told him he and his three teammates were victims. NBC is broadcasting the Games in Rio.
Lochte and the other swimmers have not denied any of these claims and have issued no statements at the present time.
"Had they asked, he would have stayed and assisted".
The Australian team also said they had property stolen during a fire evacuation of the team's building in the Olympic Village.
"Until that confusion is resolved, they won't be making statements (to police) but will later obviously be prepared to cooperate in whatever the police require", Riera said. At that point, a security guard also came and confronted the swimmers, and pointed a gun.
But the athletes were not there.
The story may have ended there had Loche's tale not leaked on Sunday - leading to an investigation by Brazilian authorities.
The US State Department said it's aware of the reports but would not comment due to privacy concerns.
Brazilian civil police say they are still looking for the taxi driver the athletes say they were with when they were robbed.
Then, an armed security guard confronted them. The Americans claim they were held up, the authority says they paid a sum and were on their way.
He later backtracked and apologized, saying he was relying on initial information from the US Olympic Committee that was incorrect.
And public speculation was fueled by the release of a video obtained by the Daily Mail, which it said was filmed shortly after the robbery. Gas station attendants surround the cab and, at 6:12 a.m., the swimmers get out, with one appearing to raise his hands.