Home / Today News / David Schwimmer: 'I didn't steal beer'

David Schwimmer: 'I didn't steal beer'

A CCTV image of the suspect next to an image of actor David SchwimmerImage copyright
Blackpool Police/Getty Images

Image caption

The one with the doppelganger: People thought the suspect (left) bore a striking resemblance to actor David Schwimmer

A UK police force’s search for a Ross Geller “lookalike” thief must go on after the real star cleared his name in a social media video.

Officers in Blackpool shared the CCTV still of the man, dubbed the “spitting image” of Friends actor David Schwimmer, clutching a crate of beer.

Schwimmer responded to jokes posted on Blackpool Police’s Facebook post with the video on Wednesday.

He wished officers hunting the double “good luck with the investigation”.

In the video posted to Twitter and Instagram, the star is seen furtively glancing at a camera as he walks through a convenience store clutching cans of beer.

“Officers, I swear it wasn’t me,” says the accompanying post.

“As you can see, I was in New York.

“To the hardworking Blackpool Police, good luck with the investigation.”

Police had earlier confirmed Schwimmer was not in the UK at the time of the offence, but the original post has descended into something of a Friends quote-fest, attracting 133,000 comments referencing the show.

Image copyright
Facebook

Image caption

People made plenty of Friends gags on the police’s Facebook page

“I don’t think it’s been this guy’s day, his week, his month or even his year,” wrote Nick Croston, while Olly Byrne quipped: “I’m suprised you’ve not found him… it’s like you’re always stuck in second gear.”

‘Pivot!’

Others, such as Joe Richardson, riffed on some of Ross’s most well-known quotes.

“Shouldn’t he be at work…or is he on a break?”, asked Joe.

While Jay Murdoch wrote: “Apparently the police had him cornered then he performed a pivot manoeuvre and escaped.”

Image copyright
Facebook

Craig Thompson added: “I saw him behind me in the shop around that time.. just as I was paying for MY SANDWICH.”

Scottish police also got in on the act, with bobbies in Dumfries and Galloway sharing the post and warning members of the public to “keep away” from the suspect.

“He is known to have studied Karate and we believe he has mastered the art of Unagi, the state of total awareness,” they wrote.

Image copyright
Getty Images

Image caption

Could he BE any more innocent? Police said the real Schwimmer was not in the UK at the time of the offence

However, some commentators reminded their fellow Friends fans that a real-life crime had been committed.

“He’s a thief and it’s serious,” wrote Grace Higham. “But these comments are hilarious.”

‘Fred Flintstone’ police e-fit mocked

‘Cheshire Cat burglar’ e-fit raises smiles

E-fit of suspect likened to He-Man

Police appealed for anyone with brand new information about the theft, which took place at Mr Basrai’s restaurant on Talbot Road 20 September, to contact them.

Image copyright
Google

Image caption

The jacket was taken from a restaurant in Blackpool’s town centre

The suspect is wanted for the alleged theft of a jacket, wallet and mobile from the restaurant. Police released the CCTV image of the suspect buying beer from a shop.

Schwimmer starred in Friends from 1994 until its finale in 2004.

It is not known whether the Emmy-nominated star has visited the Lancashire seaside resort, known for its Pleasure Beach and annual illuminations.

About admin

Check Also

Norway warship Helge Ingstad 'warned' before collision

Image copyright Kystverket/NCA/Forsvaret Image caption The Norwegian frigate was pushed to shallower waters to prevent …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *