A Michigan man apologized in court last week by singing an Adele-inspired song after he was found guilty of holding up another man at gun point.
Convicted felon and parolee Brian Earl Taylor, 21, had been found guilty of unlawful imprisonment and carrying a concealed weapon when he decided to express his remorse by singing his own rendition of Adele’s smash hit “Hello.”
According to Michigan Live, during his March 10 hearing inside the Washtenaw County Trial Court in Ann Arbor, Taylor serenaded Judge Darlene O’Brien.
“Hello there, your honor,” Taylor sang. “I want to say I’m sorry for the things I’ve done and I’ll try and be stronger in this life I chose, but I want you to know, that door, I closed.
He crooned: “And your honor I’m sorry, sorry, sorry, sorry.”
Taylor also used the song to apologize to his mother and the victim in the case.
“To my other, I’m sorry, sorry, sorry, sorry,” he sang, “to the victim, I’m sorry, sorry, sorry, sorry.”
O’Brien commented that Taylor is “a talented young man,” before sentencing him two years in prison for illegally carrying a concealed weapon and 18 months to 15 years for unlawful imprisonment.
Michigan Live reports Taylor will also serve time in prison for a parole violation.
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