Police in Blackpool, England, have received a barrage of social media responses since they posted a photo of a robbery suspect on Facebook with the question: “Do you recognize this man?”
Unfortunately, the man in question is the spitting image of David Schwimmer from “Friends,” who was most recently seen playing legendary lawyer Robert Kardashian on “The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” for which he earned an Emmy nomination.
While the surveillance camera shot of the man, who is wanted in relation to a theft at a Blackpool restaurant on the Sept. 20, is younger than 51-year-old — he is a carbon copy of his 90s-era character Ross Geller.
The similarity sparked plenty of quotes directly from the beloved NBC sitcom.
Police in Scotland even got in on the fun, with the Dumfries Galloway Police Division sending out a Facebook plea saying: “Please approach with caution. He is known to have studied karate and we believe he has mastered the art of Unagi, the state of total awareness.”
Another retitled a “Friends” episode to “The One Where Ross Brings the Beers,” in homage to the cans of beer the suspected thief is carrying.
Blackpool Police couldn’t help but admit the resemblance, writing to the flood of commenters to its Facebook post: “Thank you to everyone for your speedy responses. We have investigated this matter thoroughly and have confirmed that was in America on this date.”
It seems that the only person who hasn’t commented on the similarity is Schwimmer himself.
See some of the best responses below.
Blackpool Police are looking for a guy that looks just like David Schwimmer and the online comments are genius ??????’?????♂️ pic.twitter.com/PrGSNrjUXl
– Matt Rogers (@MattOnHeart) October 24, 2018
– Andy Cowell (@TheAndyCowell) October 24, 2018
It hasn’t been his day, his week, his month, and it’s unlikely to be his year! Blackpool police have shared this image of an alleged thief (left!) who looks uncannily like David Schwimmer (right). Police said Schwimmer was out of the country at the time of the offence ???? pic.twitter.com/fvPgt07te2
– BBC Breakfast (@BBCBreakfast) October 24, 2018
– Comedy Central UK (@ComedyCentralUK) October 24, 2018
The best thing on Twitter right now: man who looks like Ross Geller is suspect in theft of beer in the British town of Blackpool. Police response on FB pure gold: “We have investigated this matter thoroughly and have confirmed that David Schwimmer was in America on this date.” pic.twitter.com/rt8Jscp5Pb
– Christian Christensen (@ChrChristensen) October 24, 2018
Just started writing a comedy script where David Schwimmer has to hunt down his doppelganger criminal in England https://t.co/5VBv7thECi
– John Michael (@John_Mike_) October 24, 2018
Is it wrong to hope that David Schwimmer was drinking last night and woke up all hungover like “ugh, what did I do last night” to see his phone blown up by this? https://t.co/4FG3ljmpwr
– Ian Whittingham (@Imawhitt) October 24, 2018
– ???????????????????????????? ??’???’???”???”???” (@littlebrowndawg) October 24, 2018