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David Schwimmer praises Lancashire Police while denying he's their suspect

Ross from Friends look-a-like being sought by Blackpool cops.

The Lancashire suspect (left), alongside the New York actor (right)

The Lancashire suspect (left), alongside the New York actor (right)

Date - 25th October 2018
By - Ian Weinfass - Police Oracle

David Schwimmer has responded after social media users drew attention to an alleged thief who bears a resemblance to his character in the sitcom Friends.

Police in Blackpool had posted on Facebook asking for witnesses to identify a suspect pictured leaving a restaurant in Blackpool carrying what appeared to be a carton of cans.

Facebook users quickly piled into the comments section, pointing out the suspect's likeness to Schwimmer's character Ross Geller in the well-loved US show.

Schwimmer posted a video to his Twitter account that showed him scurrying through a convenience store carrying a carton of beer before looking up furtively at a CCTV camera.

He captioned the video: "Officers, I swear it wasn't me. As you can see, I was in New York.

"To the hardworking Blackpool Police, good luck with the investigation."

 

 

The alleged theft happened on September 20, a post by Blackpool police said.

Lancashire Police responded to Schwimmer via its Twitter account, saying "Thanks for being there for us" before adding the hashtag "#appreciatethesupport".

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