Internet rejoices as police make arrest in hunt for ‘beer-stealing’ Ross from Friends doppelganger
The suspect was detained on Monday night. Not much is known about the 36-year-old man except that he arrested in Southall, a suburb of London.
Following the appeal we posted looking for a man who resembles a well-known actor, we now have an update. Thanks to our colleagues @MetPoliceUK, a 36-year-old man was arrested in Southall last night on suspicion of theft. Thanks for the support, especially @DavidSchwimmer! pic.twitter.com/sUy5XyS4im— Blackpool Police (@BlackpoolPolice) November 13, 2018
Many had found that the image of the suspected thief, released by Blackpool police, looked nearly identical to star David Schwimmer.
Police had shared CCTV footage of a suspect carrying a crate of beer in October, and the image immediately went viral, with Friends memes and puns pouring in.
Some wondered if Schwimmer himself visited Blackpool and made off with the beer. The actor jumped in on the fun, making an ironic video in hopes of ‘proving’ his alibi. The actor’s stunt was acknowledged by the police who credited him for support.
The news of the suspect’s arrest was greeted with a flood of gifs on social media.
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