Arrest made after David Schwimmer look-a-like CCTV appeal goes viralÂ

A 36-year-old man has been arrested following a police appeal for a suspect that went viral because he resembled Friends actor David Schwimmer.

Tuesday, 13th November 2018, 10:41 am
Updated Tuesday, 13th November 2018, 11:46 am
Friends actor David Schwimmer responds to 'Ross from Friends mugshot'. Picture: @DavidSchwimmer

Lancashire Police said the suspect was arrested in Southall, west London, on Monday evening by Met Police officers, in relation to an allegation of theft from a Blackpool restaurant on September 20.

The force said: "Thank you for the support, especially @DavidSchwimmer!"

The CCTV image went viral last month after people pointed out the resemblance between the suspect and Friends character Ross. 

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David Schwimmer even took to social media to '˜prove' he wasn't the suspect. 

He released a video on Twitter, writing: '˜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'' 

The star played one of the show's six main characters, Ross Geller '“ who had a sister named Monica '“ when it aired for 236 episodes over 10 years, from 1994.

Friends actor David Schwimmer responds to 'Ross from Friends mugshot'. Picture: @DavidSchwimmer