The image of a suspected British thief has become viral after thousands of people on social networks have found a resemblance to the actor David Schwimmer, one of the protagonists of the TV series "Friends".
Police in the city of Blackpool, England, posted a photo of a suspect in his Facebook account asking for help from the public to find the man.
Local authorities said the man in the photo, taken while buying beer in a store, is the same man who stole a coat, wallet and cell phone from another local store in September.
Facebook users soon mentioned in the comments of the publication the similarity of the suspect with "Ross Geller", the name of the character who plays Schwimmer in the popular series.
On Wednesday afternoon, the police post on Facebook had more than 46,000 likes, 137,000 comments, and had been shared more than 90,000 times.
The Blackpool police made it clear that Schwimmer was in the United States at the time of the accident.
For his part, the actor has posted a video on his Twitter account on Wednesday making fun of the situation and imitating the image of the suspect.
– schwim (@DavidSchwimmer) October 24, 2018
"Officers, it was not me, as you can see, I was in New York," wrote Schwimmer.