Is That Ross Stealing Beer???

A police department confirmed the whereabouts of actor David Schwimmer after social media users suggested a suspected beer thief looked a lot like the "Friends" star.

Blackpool, England, police posted a photo on Facebook of a man who, they said, they were interested in speaking with in connection to a theft at a restaurant in September.


Less than an hour later, the department clarified that it had investigated and confirmed that Schwimmer, who starred as Ross Geller in the popular '90s sitcom "Friends," was indeed in America.

"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 department wrote.

Their response came after hundreds of comments poured in, many of which made jokes tying in the popular NBC show.

"I was going to read the report for this but it was 18 pages... FRONT AND BACK!" one user wrote, with an obvious nod to a 1997 episode in which Rachel wrote Ross an 18-page letter (front and back!) about their relationship.

One user channeled Ross' friend Chandler Bing with, "Could he BE any more like Ross?"

Other comments made references to the show's theme song.

"You would think someone would be there for him when the rain starts to fall," one user wrote.

Schwimmer returned to television this fall as a guest star on the second season of NBC's reboot of "Will & Grace." He stars as Noah, the infamous West Side Curmudgeon, whose relationship with Grace, played by Debra Messing, grows after a cold start.

By late Tuesday afternoon, Schwimmer had not yet publicly commented on the apparent doppelganger.

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