The British police showed a photo of the offender, similar to Ross from Friends
And found that is common between them is small.
In October, police in the British city of Blackpool published a photo from the surveillance camera of one of the shops, on which was depicted a thief. While police asked for help from people in the identification of the offender, social media users joked on the similarity of the thief with actor David Schwimmer, who played Ross Geller in the popular TV series “Friends”.
David Schwimmer lookalike skips court appearance over shoplifting arrest https://t.co/oXqxuXO0LV pic.twitter.com/SbzFU9FL76
— New York Post (@nypost) December 18, 2018.
The actor even had to make an official statement that the theft of beer in UK shop he has not the slightest relationship. Schwimmer recorded a parody video in which he steals beer from the American supermarket and wrote that while in Blackpool committed a crime, he toiled in new York.
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) 24 Oct 2018
In November, the British police caught the real thief, but on the court he had not appeared, and therefore was re-arrested in January 2019. And then in Network published his real photo, which disappointed many people. As it turned out, in real life criminal by the name of Abdul Husseini did not look like David Schwimmer. Besides, he wears a beard and mustache.
David Schwimmer lookalike beer thief arrested in the UK https://t.co/86ecaFMK4q pic.twitter.com/D8rsWuaxLw
— New York Post (@nypost) January 22, 2019.
- Made a portrait of the typical shoplifter
- The thing is — archive. The most scandalous unsolved theft in the USSR and Russia