In the footage, timestamped 6:56 am on Sunday, the athletes walk straight through security, Bentz and Lochte without remembering to take off their belts, and Feigen looking very red in the face.
At 2:25 am, Lochte posted a video of himself and Brazilian Olympic swimmer Thiago Pereira, who had invited them to an all-night clubbing event at the France hospitality house in Rio’s upmarket Lagoa district.
The event lasted from 11 pm to 5 am, though the police have not released the exact time of the incident.
After leaving the party, the four American swimmers bought popcorn from a street vendor and hailed a cab.
Then, Lochte told NBC that the taxi was pulled over, and a group of men impersonating police pulled out their guns and forced the swimmers down on the ground, taking their wallets.
Police sources suspect that the taxi driver may have tipped off the robbers about the wealth of the passengers.
The swimmers did not initially tell the U.S. Olympic Committee about the armed robbery, nor did they inform the police, leading to confusion when the story broke. At first, the IOC denied the event took place, as did some of the USA Swimming coaching staff. However, the denial seems to have stemmed from unawareness on their part (because the swimmers didn’t tell them) rather than any type of malice.