David Schwimmer Steals Beer in Blackpool?
Blackpool Police are looking for an individual who has been jokingly identified as Friends star David Schwimmer who has comedically denounced allegations of him committing the crime in the seaside resort on social media.
CCTV stills of the man were released by officers on a Facebook post last Wednesday. The post was joined with a caption reading "Do you recognise this man?" followed by, "We want to speak to him in relation to a theft at a Blackpool restaurant on the 20th September". Many social media users replied to the post stating they could see a resemblance.
The post has now received over 170,000 comments and 110, 000 shares with a majority of the top comments being extremely comical.
Schwimmer has since posted a video on Twitter and Instagram which sees him rushing through a store holding cans of beer whilst glancing at the camera.
Accompanying the post, Schwimmer writes "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 police force have released a tongue-in-cheek statement saying “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.”
There has been no update in relation to whether the actual culprit has handed himself in or has been caught by officers.