Police in England are on the hunt for a beer thief, and it seems their prime suspect is…Ross Geller?

Okay, let’s back up. On October 23rd, police in Blackpool, England, took to Facebook and asked for the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect who stole a case of beer from a restaurant. Unfortunately, their suspect just so happens to look a lot like actor David Schwimmer (who of course played Ross in the beloved sitcom Friends).

Could there BE any more of a resemblance?

Naturally, the post quickly went viral and more than 122,000 comments flooded in, the majority of which are related to the suspect’s likeness to Schwimmer and quotes from the beloved show. While theft is a serious crime, the commenters were hilariously creative.

“Guys this is serious…it was a robbery based on giving and receiving as well as having and sharing. And the stolen items that they give and have is shared and received. And through this having and giving and sharing and receiving, we too can share and love and have… and receive,” Facebook user Ali Mammon wrote.

“Shoplifting…It’s NOT that common. It DOESN’T happen to every guy, and it IS A BIG DEAL!!!” Heather Marie Wilson added.

User Dean Coughlin made a crucial amendment to Ross’s guide to getting the most out of a hotel stay, writing,“The batteries from the remote, no no no. A crate of cans from the shop yes yes yes.”

Meanwhile, Aaron Milburn wrote, “Please approach with caution. He is known to have studied Karate and we believe he has mastered the art of Unagi, the state of total awareness.”

While the appeal for assistance didn’t quite go as planned, Blackpool police were good-humored about it. In a clever comment below their viral post, the police department issued an update, absolving the Friends actor. They wrote:

And if all that wasn’t amazing enough, David Schwimmer recreated the beer-thieving incident in a post to his Instagram account.


We hope the Blackpool police use their power of salmon skin roll to track down their unagi-blessed beer thief.