Police searching for a suspected thief who looks like actor David Schwimmer believes he has identified the suspect.
Police in Lancashire were inundated with comments from social media users after posting an image of a man wanted for the theft of a jacket, mobile phone and wallet. The image went viral when people noticed that it resembled Ross Geller, the character of Schwimmer in the American comedy.
The actor then tweeted a statement denying responsibility and insisting that he had been in New York at the time of the alleged crime.
On Thursday, the Lancashire police. tweeted: "Could we be more overwhelmed with the response to our CCTV call about a robbery in a restaurant in Blackpool? The most important thing is that we are now satisfied to have identified the man in the still and our consultations continue to a large extent. for sharing it with your friends. "
After the force's original publication on Facebook, hundreds of people commented with references to known lines of the program. One wrote: "Should not you be at work … or is it a break?" Another posted: "I bet he was screaming" PIVOTE "when he picked up those beers."
On Wednesday, schwimmer video evidence on Twitter denying that he was responsible.
The Lancashire police had made it clear that Schwimmer was not a suspect. "Thank you all for your quick responses," the force said. "We have investigated this matter thoroughly and we have confirmed that David Schwimmer was in the United States on this date.
"We're sorry it has to be like that."