David Schwimmer aka Ross lookalike thief caught, British police thank actor

'Friends' star David Schwimmer lookalike's photo went viral on social media Photograph:( Twitter )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Nov 14, 2018, 12.58 PM (IST)

British police have a lot to thank David Schwimmer, hit TV show ‘Friends’ star who played popular character, Ross. 
 
In a turn of events, the British police nabbed the local thief who stole a crate of beer cans as he was in the act and was caught on a CCTV camera of the local shop. 
 
The British police had asked the public to identify a man who allegedly stole a crate of beer from a shop. Now that he has been caught, they tweeted: "Following the appeal we posted looking for a man who resembles a well-known actor, we now have an update," police in Blackpool in northwest England tweeted.
 
"Thanks to our colleagues @MetPoliceUK, a 36-year-old man was arrested in Southall last night on suspicion of theft. Thank you for the support, especially @DavidSchwimmer!"
 
The internet went into a flurry when the CCTV footage was spotted by some Londoners who found an uncanny resemblance between the thief and the popular actor. David Schwimmer then posted a spoof video, imitating the act, in order to convince the police that he was in New York when the act in London happened.

He posted a video and captioned it: "Officers, I swear it wasn't me," he quipped. "As you can see, I was in New York. To the hardworking Blackpool Police, good luck with the investigation."
 
The New York police too supported this and wrote: "We have investigated this matter thoroughly and have confirmed that David Schwimmer was in America on this date. We're so sorry it has to be this way."

Story highlights

The internet went into a flurry when the CCTV footage was spotted by some Londoners who found an uncanny resemblance between the thief and the popular actor, David Schwimmer who played the popular character Ross on hit TV series 'Friends'.