Published: Wed, October 24, 2018
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Police hunt for thief identical to Ross from Friends… cue Twitter gifs

Police hunt for thief identical to Ross from Friends… cue Twitter gifs

And, of course, the comments section would not be complete without at least one or several references to the iconic scene in which Ross attempts to move a couch into his apartment in The One with the Cop.

As per the CCTV still released by police, the suspect happens to look a lot like David Schwimmer, a.k.a. Ross from the TV show Friends. The man in the image is the spitting copy of the USA sitcom star David Schwimmer.

Within minutes, fans of the 90s sitcom had bombarded Blackpool Police's Facebook post with jokes inspired by show.

It all started when Blackpool Police shared a photo of a man asking people if they recognise him.

Blackpool Police were looking for help to find a suspected thief when thousands of commenters spotted the David Schwimmer doppelganger.

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"I don't think it's been this guy's day, his week, his month or even his year", one fan wrote in one of the 101,000 comments that were left on the post, according to the BBC. "We have investigated this matter thoroughly and have confirmed that was in America on this date".

"We're so sorry it has to be this way", the comment read.

One wrote: "Apparently the manager stole his sandwich".

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". "And if you see him keep away, he is known to have studied Karate and we believe he has mastered the art of Unagi, the state of total awareness".

People with genuine information on the alleged crime have been encouraged to contact Blackpool Police.

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