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Social Media Had A Field Day With David Schwimmer's Response To His Thief Doppelgänger

Facebook: Blackpool Police, Twitter: @DavidSchwimmer

That Ross Gellar can't seem to keep himself out of trouble. Except this time, it's not his fault, and he wants people to know it!


Police in Blackpool, England put up a Facebook post asking for witnesses to identify a suspect pictured carrying what appeared to be a carton of cans.

Facebook users quickly piled into the comments section, pointing out the suspect's likeness Ross Gellar, David Schwimmer's character on the beloved 90s sitcom, Friends.


Uncanny, right?

Of course, it wasn't really Schwimmer, since the actor was in fact in the US on the date of the robbery, which was confirmed by Lancashire Constabulary and David Schwimmer himself!

Playing along with social media users, he took to Twitter to clear his name:



“Officers, I swear it wasn't me," the post starts. "As you can see, I was in New York. To the hardworking Blackpool Police, good luck with the investigation."

The post was immediately retweeted several times, and as you can imagine, the replies were mostly of a similar nature.



Classic episodes of Friends were referenced, such as "The One Where No One Proposes," in which Ross discovered Joey proposed to Rachel.



And who could forget "The One With Unagi" – ahhh, salmon skin roll.




Of course, no Ross reference is complete without mention of whether or not they were on a break…



And while Schwimmer was in America on the day of the incident, some joked that it could have been his in-show doppelgänger (also played by Schwimmer):



Keep your eyes peeled for Russ, everybody.

A version of this article originally appeared on Press Association.