Thief Who 'Looks Like Ross From Friends' Doesn't Actually Look Anything Like Him
Remember when the world was absolutely captivated by CCTV footage of a man allegedly stealing a case of beer from a British shop who everyone swore looked like Ross from Friends?
They were simpler times.
The footage went viral on every social media platform on the planet and even prompted a funny response from actor David Schwimmer.
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 pic.twitter.com/EDFF9dZoYR
- schwim (@DavidSchwimmer) October 24, 2018
Everyone has since been waiting to see a close up of the alleged thief to see how much he resembles one of our favourite on-screen characters.
Turns out, he looks nothing like him
Abdulah Husseini was eventually arrested and had a court date set for last month but never showed up, furthering the mystery of this Schwimmer lookalike.
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However, the Guardian reports that Lancashire police has confirmed that Husseini was re-arrested by the Met police in Wimbledon last week.
And, after officers released his mugshot, we can state that it's bit of a let down that the 36-year-old isn't the spitting image of Ross Geller.
When CCTV footage of Abdulah's alleged theft went viral, police thanked everyone for their help in identifying Ross, but were seriously needing help with who was behind the crime.
In a later update, Blackpool Police also joined in on the joke, commenting: "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."
Through the power of the viral age, the news even reached the actor in question - who played Ross in the long-running sitcom.
Tweeting the hashtag #itwasntme, Schwimmer wrote: "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."
Featured Image Credit: Lancashire Police/David Schwimmer