A Facebook post asking for information on a suspected thief went viral on social media after people noticed he bore an uncanny resemblance to Friends star David Schwimmer.
After police in Blackpool posted a CCTV image of the “Ross from Friends lookalike”, people quickly replied with jokes and references from the popular 90s sitcom.
Officers were trying to identify a suspect, shown buying a crate of beer, in relation to an alleged theft of of a jacket, wallet and mobile phone at a Mr Basrai’s restaurant on 20 September.
Facebook users soon pointed out the suspect’s likeness to Ross Geller, Schwimmer’s character in the US TV show.
“I don’t think it’s been this guy’s day, his week, his month or even his year,” wrote Nick Croston, referencing the show’s theme tune.
Another user wrote “It’s not Ross….. It’s Russ, he’s trying to frame Ross to win back Rachel.”
At the time of publication. the post has already been shared more than 65,000 times and received more than 100,000 comments.