The tourist caught on video carving “Ivan + Hayley on a brick in Rome’s Colosseum was tracked down with good basic police work and followed to his home in England. He is facing a fine and potential jail time in Italy.
He wrote a letter to Italian authorities, apologizing for his act and saying he had no idea the 2000-year-old international treasure was so ancient. “I admit with deepest embarrassment that it was only after what regrettably happened that I learned of the monument’s antiquity,” the 31-year-old man said.
Didn’t know the Colosseum was so ancient?
“What regrettably HAPPENED,” not “What I did?”