Thursday, 13 December, 2018

The One Where UK Police Arrest David Schwimmer Look-Alike Beer Thief

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Stacy Diaz | 14 November, 2018, 00:03

British police thanked "Friends" star David Schwimmer on Tuesday after arresting an alleged thief whose case went viral on social media because of his uncanny resemblance to the USA actor.

Social media users pointed out the likeness to character Ross Geller after officers in Blackpool posted an image of a man leaving a restaurant and carrying what appeared to be a carton of cans.

But Schwimmer decided he would provide some hard evidence to back his claim, posting a video on his Twitter last month showing him in a United States store... carrying off a crate of beers.

He wrote in an accompanying post: "Officers, I swear it wasn't me. As you can see, I was in NY", he wrote.

Lancashire Police said a 36-year-old suspect was arrested in Southall, west London, on suspicion of theft. The Lancashire department made a special note of thanking Friends' actor David Schwimmer for his support.

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.

Schwimmer's lighthearted video, which attracted 180,000 retweets and 611,000 likes, had been posted on Twitter two days earlier.

His picture was shared thousands of times after being posted to Blackpool Police's Facebook page after an alleged theft from the Mr Basrai's eatery in Blackpool town centre.

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

Nick Croston said: 'I don't think it's been this guy's day, his week, his month or even his year'. "We're so sorry it has to be this way".