Jiu-Jitsu athlete Jason Lee had a mouthful of information to report about his recent stay in Brazil.
Lee hit Twitter with the news that he was recently abducted and forced to remove large sums of money from two ATM machines. The fact that troubled Lee the most about the incident is not that he got robbed, but that he got robbed by two people who were posing as police officers. These individuals approached him on the street with guns and made him get in their car.
Fortunately, he lived to tell the story about it.
What did you guys get up to yesterday?
I got kidnapped. Go Olympics!#Rio2016
— Jason Lee (@jasonleejitsu) July 24, 2016
Stories like Jason’s are unfortunately too common. Only a month ago, some Australian people from the Paralympic sailing squad were robbed by persons with guns. Violent robbing seems to be commonplace in Brazil for people who visit lately.
Boyfriend was accosted by Policia Militar cops who drove him to two ATMs and forced him to withdraw cash #roadtorio https://t.co/0iUwh6Zjb5
— Laura McQuillan (@mcquillanatorz) July 24, 2016