Ryan Lochte RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 12: Ryan Lochte of the United States attends a press conference in the Main Press Center on Day 7 of the Rio Olympics on August 12, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Matt Hazlett/Getty Images)

Trying to keep up with the Ryan Lochte story in Brazil has been quite entertaining or increasingly frustrating depending on how you view it. The story continues to change by the hour, and now it appears Lochte and his fellow swimmers did have guns pointed at them at a gas station.

The details of the incident have continued to change, so it remains to be seen just how long it will be until the story changes once more. Here’s hoping it does not change before I hit the publish button on this post.

Earlier today we learned Lochte and US swimmers Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger, and Jimmy Feigen were involved in a fight at a gas station. While Lochte is already home in the United States, Bentz and Conger were detained at the airport in Rio.

Today, the swimmers still in Rio reportedly confessed the original story by Lochte was exaggerated. Lochte apparently changed some of the details of the incident when speaking to NBC’s Matt Lauer last night as well, as Lauer noted in an interview with Bob Costas during last night’s primetime coverage.

The latest development in the strange story comes from the Associated Press, which reports a law enforcement official in Brazil says Lochte and the others had guns pointed at them by security officials at the airport.

The official said the swimmers broke the bathroom door and the soap dispenser inside. Security footage from inside the station shows the swimmers vandalizing the bathroom.

The official said workers at the gas station went to see what the commotion was about. At that point, a security guard also came and confronted the swimmers, and pointed a gun. A second guard came behind him and pointed another gun.

This would contradict the original word of the Brazilian police, who said guns were not pointed at the swimmers. Somebody’s lying. Further complicating things is both sides of the stories could be lying, making this mess even messier than the water being used at the Olympics.

[Associated Press]

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