The UK-based tourist who triggered widespread outrage for carving his girlfriend’s initials into the Colosseum has begged for forgiveness.
Ivan Dimitrov, who lives in Bristol, was caught by a fuming tourist engraving his and Hayley Bracey’s letters into the two,000-year-old Rome construction.
Footage of the incident quickly went viral earlier than Italy’s Carabinieri tracked the pair down in Bulgaria this week.
The video, titled “A*****e tourist carves name in Colosseum in Rome 6-23-23”, has obtained over 300,000 views.
Carabinieri stated Dimitrov expressed “honest regret” for his actions, based on spokesman and Main Roberto Martina.
“He advised us he was very upset by what he had finished, and he stored apologising for it,” Mr Martina advised Mail On-line.
“I feel he was apprehensive concerning the penalties of any trial and we defined that he could possibly be jailed for between two and 5 years and be fined as much as 15,000 Euro.”
Mr Martina went on to say the case shall be moderately simple as a result of video.
“He had contacted us after we secured his cell phone from lodge information and left a message for him to name us,” Mr Martina stated.
“He was naturally apprehensive concerning the authorized implications, and these have been all defined to him.
“We didn’t ask him why he did it, that shall be for a choose to listen to, we simply advised him that he was a suspect and was a part of the investigation.
Mr Martina went on to say Ms Bracey “shouldn’t be a part of any criticism so is an harmless celebration so far as we’re involved”.
“Though technically, she could possibly be seen as an adjunct,” he stated.