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Former mugger apologizes to victim 34 years later through Facebook

MICHAEL GOODMAN

NEW YORK – More than three decades after his crime, one man took to Facebook to apologize to his victim.

Claude Soffel was mugged in the 1970s for his bus pass in New York City by Michael Goodman.

Goodman was quickly captured by police but he had to wait another 34 years to make his peace.

Goodman says he came across Soffel’s name on a Facebook thread and immediately recognized it.

He took to the social media site to finally say he is sorry for the crime.

He posted, “Finally, I can say- I’M VERY SORRY that you had to go through that crap that day long ago.”

Soffel posted back, saying, “Clearly you’re a ‘bigger man’ today. wow. Memory is a funny thing, I recognize your name now as well. So, apology accepted.”