Police hunting 'Ross from Friends lookalike' over beer theft

Police hunting 'Ross from Friends lookalike' over beer theft

It's not going to be his day, his week, his month or even his year when they catch him.

Police in Blackpool have accidentally sparked hilarity online after issuing an appeal for an alleged lager thief who bears a likeness to Friends star David Schwimmer.

The alleged theft occurred on September 20 at a restaurant in the town, the Lancashire Constabulary said on Facebook.

The force posted a picture of the suspect showing him carrying what appeared to be a crate of cans.

Facebook users quickly piled into the comments section to point out the suspect's striking resemblance to Schwimmer's character Ross Geller in the iconic US sitcom.

Many couldn't miss the opportunity to post some well-known lines from Geller in response.

One wrote: "Shouldn’t he be at work … or is he on a break?"

Another joked: "I bet he was shouting ‘PIVOT’ as he picked those beers up."

Others poked fun with lyrics from the show's theme tune, with one user writing: "So no one told him life was gonna be this way. His jobs a joke, he’s broke. Love life DOA. It’s like he’s always stuck in second gear. And when it hasn’t been his day, his week, his month or even his year, well, HE WILL STEAL FROM YOOOOUUUUUU."

Another, referencing a Friends episode which sees Ross claim to be a self-defence expert, wrote: "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."

Following a barrage of responses, Blackpool Police couldn't help but join in on the fun: "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."

Anyone with information on the alleged beer theft is asked to  email [email protected]