Published: Wed, October 24, 2018
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

Police searching for suspected beer thief who looks like Ross from 'Friends'

Police searching for suspected beer thief who looks like Ross from 'Friends'

Authorities want to speak to him "in relation to a theft at a Blackpool restaurant on the September 20".

Their post has been shared more than 40,000 times - and has attracted tens of thousands of likes from fans of the USA sitcom.

Among the comments, Tamara Eleonora Poli wrote: "The One Where Ross Became a Thief, " in a reference to the structure "Friends" used to name its episodes.

According to the BBC, the man in the picture is suspected of stealing a jacket, a wallet, and a mobile phone from an all-you-can-eat buffet.

As per the CCTV still released by police, the suspect happens to look a lot like David Schwimmer, a.k.a. Ross from the TV show Friends.

A Facebook user, referencing the Friends theme song, replied: "I don't think it's been this guy's day, his week, his month or even his year".

"I was going to read the report for this but it was 18 pages..."

Some users were quick to quote famous Ross Geller lines in the 90s sitcom. "He is known to have studied Karate and we believe he has mastered the art of Unagi, the state of total awareness". 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".

"Thank you to everyone for your speedy responses".

"We're so sorry it has to be this way".

Blackpool Police's post went viral, garnering over 26,000 likes-and-reactions, 88,000 comments and 60,400 shares, as of this writing - but not so much because of the crime committed.

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