A Facebook post by UK police force featuring an image of a Ross Geller “lookalike” has left netizens in splits. The police department shared a CCTV still of a man along with a post that read, “Do you recognise this man? We want to speak to him in relation to a theft at a Blackpool restaurant on the 20th September.” However, the post received an unexpected response from people, who wondered if the man was Ross Geller from the famous sitcom F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Referring to the favourite coffee place of the show’s characters, one person wrote, “Central Perk will give you more info, he’s a regular.”
Amidst all the jokes, the police department clarified the whereabouts of David Schwimmer, the actor who plays the role of Geller in the series. “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,” read a comment by the Blackpool Police.
The post, which went viral with over 96 thousand comments and over 64 thousand shares, sparked hilarious responses on social media. While some were amused by the similarity between the two, others thanked the police department for sharing the picture.