David Schwimmer Has Responded To Blackpool Police’s Hunt For A Ross Lookalike With A Hilarious Tweet

By Laura O'Neill

The one where Ross tweeted Blackpool Police

Friends fans have been putting their best bantz forward after David Schwimmer became embroiled in an investigation into a theft in Blackpool.

On Tuesday (October 23), Blackpool Police shared an image of a man they wanted to speak with in relation to a theft at a restaurant. And Facebook users were quick to point out that the man is the spitting image of Schwimmer, who played Ross the sitcom.

Unsurprisingly, the internet went wild and the post has been shared more than 100,000 times and has attracted more than 160,000 comments which, as you would imagine, are all solid gold.

Nick Croston said: “I don’t think it’s been this guy’s day, his week, his month or even his year…..”

Kate Kolb commented: Guys it’s clearly not Ross…. it’s RUSS. He’s just sad things didn’t work out with Rachel and needs to steal things to fill that void.

Louise Parker added: “Being mistaken for a criminal… it is not that common, it doesn’t happen to every guy and it IS a big deal!!!”

And yesterday Mr Schwimmer issued a Tweet in his defence.


It states: “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.”

 Blackpool Police said in response to the Tweet:

“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.”

Blackpool residents are now calling on the council to take advantage of the connection and use it as a means to persuade Mr Schwimmer to switch on the Illuminations next year.

Follow the drama on the Blackpool Police Facebook page.