Italian police say the man filmed carving his name on the Colosseum is a tourist living in Britain

FILE - Visitors stand in a line to enter the ancient Colosseum, in Rome, Tuesday, June 27, 2023. Italian police on Thursday, June 29, 2023, said they believe the person who was filmed while engraving his name on the ancient Roman Colosseum is a tourist who lives in Britain. Italian law enforcement said in a release that the identification was made using photographic comparisons. Neither the name of the suspect nor his whereabouts were given in a written press release. Italian officials have vowed to find and punish a tourist who carved “Ivan+Haley 23” on the the wall of the Colosseum in Rome, a crime that resulted in hefty fines in the past. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File)

ROME (AP) — Italian police on Thursday said they believe the man filmed while engraving his name and that of his apparent girlfriend last week on the ancient Roman Colosseum is a tourist who lives in Britain.