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
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)

(Newser) – 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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