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A Criminal That Looks Like Ross From Friends Is On The Loose And People Are Loving It

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Even though Friends went off the air in 2004, fans of the Emmy Award-winning show are still as obsessed with it as ever.

Although the adventures of Joey, Chandler, Ross, Rachel, Monica, and Phoebe occurred years ago, they went through trials and tribulations that are still relevant to us to this day.

But once the program ended, not all of the stars stayed in the limelight.

Although we still frequently see Jennifer Aniston pop up on the tabloid magazine covers, we can't say the same for the rest.

However, David Schwimmer recently made the news when the Blackpool Police posted a picture of a man who was a dead ringer for 51-year-old actor.

"I don't think it's been this guy's day, his week, his month or even his year."

On October 23, police were on the hunt for allegedly robbing a restaurant in Blackpool and asked the public for help uncovering his identity.

While these types of posts don't typically garner a massive amount of attention, when Facebook users saw the image of the man caught on CCTV, their interest were piqued.

Social media users couldn't help but notice the supposed thief's striking resemblance to the The People v. O. J. Simpson actor, and shared the post nearly more than 93,000 times.

People were quick to point out the pair's similarities, and even made jokes referencing the hit show.

"Guys this is serious...it was a robbery based on giving and receiving as well as having and sharing. And the stolen items that they give and have is shared and received. And through this having and giving and sharing and receiving, we too can share and love and have... and receive," one person wrote.

"I don't think it's been this guy's day, his week, his month or even his year...," somebody else said.

Another chimed in, "I wonder if this guy is retaliating from a co-worker eating half his sandwich and throwing the rest into the trash...it was quite large."

"Officers, I swear it wasn't me."

Even Schwimmer got in on the fun when he caught wind of the crime, and posted a video to Twitter, spoofing the incident.

"Officers, I swear it wasn't me," he tweeted. "As you can see, I was in New York."

"To the hardworking Blackpool Police, good luck with the investigation. #itwasntme."

Although it's a genuine investigation authorities are looking into, authorities played along with Schwimmer and his comments.

"Thank you to everyone for your speedy responses. We have investigated this matter thoroughly and have confirmed that David Schwimmer was in America on this date. We're so sorry it has to be this way," the Blackpool police later wrote on Facebook.

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