Police on the pursuit of a "Friends" character Ross Geller Lookalike accused of theft from a restaurant in England made…
Police on the pursuit of a “Friends” character Ross Geller Lookalike accused of theft from a restaurant in England made a public appeal that went viral.
Police in Blackpool, England, posted a call for help in alleged theft of a jacket, cell phone and wallet from a restaurant in Blackpool occurred on September 20th and social media users were quick to point out the suspect’s incredible resemblance to the much loved one sitcom character played by US actor David Schwimmer.
A facebook post from the Blackpool police shows that a picture of suspects wearing what appears to be a jar of beer has received nearly 1
“Do you know this man? We want to talk to him in connection with a theft at a Blackpool restaurant,” said the police in the original appeal.
The post, which became a viral shortly after, shows a CCTV image released by suspiciously wearing a coffin of what seems to be beer, and speculation that Ross Geller could somehow be involved quickly turned to comedy .
“I do not think it’s been this guy’s day, his week, his month or even his year,” commented Nick Croston.
“Let him,” wrote Louise Lewis. “He grew up with Monica. IF YOU HAVE A FAST YOU HAVE EAT.”
And there were a number of references to the famous season two episodes “The One with Russ”, where Schwimmer himself plays a Ross lookalike.
“It’s definitely not Ross,” wrote Sarah Willow, “They are as different as night and … later that night.”
References to the actor “Friends” were as many as the police felt compelled to reply and said that David Schwimmer was officially ruled out as suspected.
“Thank you to everyone for your quick response,” answered the Blackpool police in reply. “We have thoroughly investigated this question and have confirmed that David Schwimmer was in America on this date. We are so sad that this must be the case.”
Schwimmer was a series regularly on smash hit “Friends” for ten years from 1994 to 2004. His performance as bumbling paleontologist Ross received him a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a comedy series in 1995.
And there may still be hope that the virus post will benefit the suspected future career, provided that he cooperates with police forces.
“After leaving, there may be some lucrative work for him,” said Andy Harman from the talent agency, lookalikes.co.uk, to ABC News.
We would like to thank the public for the great response we received from this appeal, thanks to the man in the image similar to a famous actor from the popular sitcom’s “Friends”.
“We can see the humorous side of this but, like us, there is a policing purpose for these types of appeals on social media and in this case it is to help us find the man in the picture and seek justice for the victim, says inspector David Wilson from Blackpool Police in a statement to ABC News. “We have been overwhelmed with tens of thousands of comments about our Facebook appeal and some of them have given us positive surveys we are currently looking at.”