David Schwimmer gives hilarious response after he was 'caught stealing' beer

24 October 2018, 11:51 | Updated: 24 October 2018, 17:17

Ross Gellar CCTV
Ross Geller lookalike caught on CCTV. Picture: Getty

Blackpool police are appealing for any information regarding a robbery that took place at a local convenience store.

David Schwimmer has proven his innocence after Friends fans noticed he struck a similar resemblance to a thief who was caught stealing beer from a restaurant.

The Ross Gellar lookalike is at the centre of an investigation regarding a theft at a restaurant, after Blackpool police launched an appeal for witnesses and information.

The CCTV image of the suspect soon went viral, and now Schwimmer - who played Gellar in the hit sitcom - has protested his innocence with a hilarious video of himself actually stealing beer.

Blackpool police had previously confirmed that David Schwimmer was in America on the day of the crime after fans pointed out the uncanny resemblance.

They commented: "Thank you to everyone for your speedy responses. We have investigated this matter thoroughly and have confirmed that David Schwimmer was in America on this date. We’re so sorry it has to be this way."

Friends fans from across the world has flooded the comments section with hilarious references to the American sitcom.

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Lee Schofield said: "We should recognise him, he’s a bit of a JOEY, did he leave his MONICA on a receipt? I could go on but you get the idea."

Referencing the famed theme tune, one fan wrote: "His jobs a joke, he’s broke, his love life’s DOA, no wonder he’s resorted to stealing?!"

While another added: "I heard his getaway driver was stuck in 2nd gear."

Within two hours of the photo post, over 700 comments had come in, however not everyone found it funny.

One Facebook user commented: "Can’t believe everyone is making a joke of this. It’s a serious matter…this man needs to be found, instead of making a joke of this please help."