Officers, I swear it wasn’t me.As you can see, I was in New York.To the hardworking Blackpool Police, good luck with the investigation.#itwasntme pic.twitter.com/EDFF9dZoYR— schwim (@DavidSchwimmer) October 24, 2018 David Schwimmer has responded after social media users drew attention to an alleged thief who bears a resemblance to his character in the sitcom Friends.Police in Blackpool had posted on Facebook asking for witnesses to identify a suspect pictured leaving a restaurant carrying what appeared to be a carton of cans.Facebook users quickly piled into the comments section, pointing out the suspect’s likeness to Schwimmer’s character Ross Geller in the well-loved US show.The alleged theft happened on September 20, the post said. He signed off the tweet with the hashtag “It wasn’t me”, and wished officers in Blackpool the best of luck with their investigation. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. Friends star David Schwimmer (right) spoofed the beer thief lookalike (left) in a video response to Blackpool PoliceCredit:Blackpool Police/@DavidSchwimmer Following numerous responses, Lancashire Constabulary replied: “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.”The story eventually reached Schwimmer in the US, who posted a video of him in an American supermarket carrying a crate of cans down an aisle.
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