LONDON – A police force in the United States has received thousands of comedy responses after sending a picture from…
LONDON – A police force in the United States has received thousands of comedy responses after sending a picture from a security camera showing a man who closely resembles “Friends” character Ross Geller steals beer from a restaurant.
The police in Blackpool, in northern England, shared the human photo on Tuesday, showing David Schwimmer’s lookalike squeezing with a jar of beer.
Blackpool Police shared the image on its Facebook page and was flooded with comedy responses inspired by some of the iconic lines of the 90’s TV show.
“It has not been his day, his week, his month or even his beer …” a contributor puzzled.
“How did he manage to take it unnoticed?” asked Tommy Dunsmuir. “Was anyone in a break?”
Police department seemed to enjoy joke from Facebook users, taking time to clear the actor’s name. “Thanks to everyone for your quick answers,” they said. “We have thoroughly investigated this question and have confirmed that David Schwimmer was in America on this date.”
“We are so sad that it must be like this.”
Over 100,000 users have joined, with a number of those referring to the show’s iconic theme song.
Police forces in Scotland also participated in the fun. The police in Dumfries and Galloway shared the Facebook post and warned members of the public to stay away.
“He is famous for studying Karate and we think he has mastered Unagi, total consciousness,” they said. , referring to a season 6 episode of the show where Ross confuses unagi (a Japanese eel) with zanshin (a term used in Japanese martial arts).
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