Lancashire police thank David Schwimmer as they make Friends star lookalike arrest

The One With The Doppelganger has come to a dramatic conclusion

David Schwimmer (Getty, EH)

A police appeal about a thief with a striking resemblance to Friends character Ross Geller went viral last week – and now Lancashire Police has announced an arrest.

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“Following the appeal we posted looking for a man who resembles a well-known actor, we now have an update,” the police force said in a statement.

The suspect was caught on camera stealing a crate of beer from a Blackpool restaurant, with police sharing an image (now deleted) of the David Schwimmer ‘lookalike’ from CCTV.

News of the crime quickly reached New York, inspiring Schwimmer to post this tongue-in-cheek video proving his innocence by recreating the scene in a grocery store…

“Officers, I swear it wasn’t me. As you can see I was in New York,” he wrote. “To the hardworking Blackpool Police, good luck with the investigation.”

The man was identified within days, and now the police have announced an arrest.

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Lancashire Police said a 36-year-old suspect was arrested in Southall, West London, on suspicion of theft. They also thanked the Metropolitan Police for their help, to which the Met responded: “#IllBeThereForYou”


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