Man arrested in hunt for '˜Ross Geller' look-a-like

Police looking for a suspected thief with a resemblance to Friends actor David Schwimmer have made an arrest in London.

Tuesday, 13th November 2018, 1:47 pm
Updated Tuesday, 13th November 2018, 1:54 pm
Friends star Schwimmer posted a parody video of himself (right) in a New York store. Picture: PA
Friends star Schwimmer posted a parody video of himself (right) in a New York store. Picture: PA

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

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Video: David Schwimmer responds to police hunt for '˜Ross Geller suspect'

Schwimmer later responded to the picture by posting 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.

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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.”

He added the hashtag #itwasntme to the post.

On Tuesday, Lancashire Police posted an update on the investigation into the alleged theft in the resort on September 20.

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

“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 Met Police retweeted the post, saying: “Happy to help @LancsPolice #IllBeThereForYou”, referring to the Friends theme tune.

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