This punk thinks he can get away with his crime by saying ‘sorry’? Good luck with that strategy dude.
A would-be armed robber caught on camera holding a backpacker at gunpoint as he tried to steal his bag has apologised live on TV – but received a frosty reception.
Argentine Gaston Aguirre was filmed trying to carry out the robbery in a suburb of Buenos Aires by American backpacker Alexander Hennessy’s GoPro camera.
He’s now apologised live on TV, but Mr Hennessy has refused to accept it, saying the man should have to spend time in prison for his actions.
The American was cycling through the La Boca neighbourhood in Buenos Aires when Aguirre on a scooter attempted to block his path.
Oblivious to the man’s intentions, Mr Hennessy carried on riding, but Aguirre caught up to him and drew out a gun.
His apology was translated for Mike Graziano, who is accompanying Mr Hennessy on a round-the-world trip.
Aguirre said: “I was wrong and I am not going to do that again.”
But when asked if he would accept the apology, Mr Hennessy said: “No, I think he should think about what he did in prison, that’s what the Argentinian people want.”
Aguirre has insisted that despite pointing the loaded weapon at the pair, he never had any intention of hurting them.