F.R.I.E.N.D.S. actor David Schwimmer has been dragged into a controversy owing to his look-alike who was reportedly seen stealing alcohol from a store in England. In a video that has now gone viral on social media, a man who looks very similar to Schwimmer can be stealing a stash of beer cans from a restaurant in Blackpool, England. As per media reports, Blackpool Police has also shared a snap from the video shot on the surveillance camera on Facebook and asked if anybody knows the man who reportedly is wanted in relation to a theft at a Blackpool restaurant on September 20. They captioned the picture saying, "Do you recognise this man? We want to speak to him in relation to a theft at a Blackpool restaurant on the 20th September. If you know who this is, please email firstname.lastname@example.org quoting log LC-20180920-0670. Thank you for your help."
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However, the actor on Wednesday, October 24, issued a clarification stating that it was not him. Sharing the video on Twitter, he wrote, "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"
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The man in the video shockingly resembles his '90s-era character, Ross Geller. However, the thief looked much younger than the 51-year-old. In fact, later, the Blackpool Police also confirmed that the actor was in the States when the incident happened, so it was not possible for him to be the man in the footage. But, no matter what, the Internet cannot miss a chance to have fun with the hilarious content. Netizens took to Twitter as they compared the thief with 'Ross'.
Here's how netizens are reacting to the video:
Meanwhile, on the work front, David Schwimmer recently featured as legendary lawyer Robert Kardashian on 'The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story' for which he earned an Emmy nomination. He has also been roped for an upcoming Hollywood venture 'The Laundromat' which is directed by Steven Soderbergh. The film also stars Meryl Streep, Gary Oldman, and Antonio Banderas.
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