Police thank Friends' Ross Geller after arresting his beer-thief lookalike

Brenda Watkins
November 14, 2018

It hadn't been their week, or even their month, but English police finally got some luck in their pursuit of a Ross from "Friends" lookalike - and they were quick to thank actor David Schwimmer for his help.

The suspect is seen in the photo carrying a crate of cans out of a location in the town centre.

The case went viral shortly after Lancashire constabulary posted an image of the suspect who was wanted over the theft of a jacket, mobile phone and wallet.

It is, to date, still Schwimmer's one and only tweet.

They tweeted: "Following the appeal we posted looking for a man who resembles a well-known actor, we now have an update".

The Lancashire police thanked the public and specially thanked Schwimmer for his support.

However, fans of the American TV show quickly noticed the uncanny similarity between the man and Schwimmer's character Ross Geller.

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Social media users pointed out the likeness to Mr Schwimmer's character Ross Geller in the popular United States sitcom when police in Blackpool posted an image of a man leaving a restaurant and carrying what appeared to be a carton of cans.

Following numerous responses, Lancashire Police replied: "Thank you to everyone for your speedy responses".

One person quoted the famous theme tune by the Rembrandts: 'So no-one told me life was going to be this wayyyy'.

Police in Scotland even warned the public not to approach the suspect.

"We're so sorry it had to be this way".

Friends star Schwimmer fuelled the publicity by posting a parody video on his own Twitter page, in which he reenacted CCTV footage shared by Blackpool Police.

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