Lancashire Police said Tuesday that a 36-year-old man had been arrested in London on suspicion of theft.
#itwasntme” The day before Schwimmer’s post, Blackpool police playfully announced the alleged thief was not Schwimmer, saying the actor was in the United States at the time.
RELATED: Police Identify Alleged Thief Who Looks Like Friends Alum David Schwimmer The many jokes about the now 51-year-old actor’s character of Ross Geller, a cerebral paleontologist, including that he was “on a break” — a nod to Ross’ on-again, off-again relationship with Rachel Green, played by Jennifer Aniston.
LONDON — British police say they have arrested a suspect in their hunt for a shoplifter who bears a striking resemblance to Ross Geller, the character played by David Schwimmer on the TV show "Friends."
Joining in on the joke, Schwimmer posed a video of himself moving swiftly through a convenience store with cans, which resembled the suspect photo circulated by police.
Facebook users noticed the similarity when police posted surveillance-camera footage last month of a man carrying a carton of cans from a restaurant in Blackpool, northwest England.
Police make arrest in David Schwimmer lookalike probe
The actor responded with a Twitter video that showed him scuttling furtively through a convenience store clutching a carton of beer.
In October, police posted online an image from surveillance video of the alleged thief that went viral — and the actor followed by posting a cheeky video to declare it wasn’t him.
RELATED: Police Search for Alleged Thief Who Looks Like Ross from Friends — and David Schwimmer Gets in on Joke “Thank you to everyone for your speedy responses.