Ryan Lochte is the new face of getting out of trouble ― no, seriously.
The Olympic swimmer, who is accused of vandalizing a bathroom and filing a false police report in Brazil, has partnered with ROBOCOPP, a company that sells personal safety alarms.
“I’ve been traveling around a lot lately. We all like to have fun but it’s a good idea to stay safe. I don’t go anywhere without ROBOCOPP,” he says while holding up the small device. “All you do is you pull the pin, and it releases a startling alarm that can get you out of a bad situation.”
Lochte’s deal with ROBOCOPP is his latest after four major companies ― including Speedo and Ralph Lauren ― severed ties with him following reports indicating he had made up a story about being robbed at gunpoint in Rio de Janeiro. He later admitted to having “exaggerated” what happened.
“I was immature and I made a stupid mistake. I’m human. I made a mistake and I definitely learned from this,” Lochte told the “Today” show.
The swimmer is currently busy trying to two-step his way back into his fans’ good graces ― he’s set to be a contestant on this season of “Dancing With The Stars.”