UK Cops Bust Ross Geller Doppelganger

David Schwimmer in the clear after 36-year-old alleged thief arrested in London
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 13, 2018 7:51 AM CST
Schwimmer's in the Clear: Ross Geller Lookalike Nabbed
This photo released by UK police shows an alleged thief bearing a striking resemblance to Ross Geller, the "Friends" character played by David Schwimmer.   (Blackpool Police via AP)

UK police say they've identified the Ross Geller lookalike wanted for an alleged theft from a Blackpool restaurant in September. David Schwimmer's alibi must've proved solid as Lancaster Police on Tuesday announced the arrest of a 36-year-old man in Southall, west London, per the BBC. "Thank you for the support, especially @DavidSchwimmer," police added. While maintaining his innocence, the Friends actor mimicked the thief seen on CCTV footage in a video posted to Twitter. Still, some think police have the wrong man. "#FreeRuss," one Twitter user quips. (Police joked about the case, too.)

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