"Friends" star David Schwimmer has plunged so far from the Hollywood spotlight that he was caught on camera clutching a case of beer while leaving a restaurant in Blackpool, England after stealing a few other items.
Or so we thought.
It turns out "Ross" has a criminal doppelganger across the pond. The man, who bears an uncanny resemblance to Schwimmer, is wanted for stealing a jacket, mobile phone and wallet.
The Lancashire Police, who said they had identified the actual suspect, were on fire with their "Friends" puns.
Could we BE any more overwhelmed with the response to our CCTV appeal about a theft at a restaurant in Blackpool? Most importantly, we're now satisfied we've identified the man in the still & our enquiries are very much continuing. Huge thanks for sharing it with your Friends ?? pic.twitter.com/kzcmJsfi1D— LancsPolice (@LancsPolice) October 25, 2018
“Thank you to everyone for your speedy responses," the police added. "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.”
The comments were as amusing as the mixup itself.
“I don't think it's been this guy's day, his week, his month or even his year,” one person wrote.
“I'm surprised you've not found him...it's like you're always stuck in second gear,” another commenter wrote.
Schwimmer was self-effacing enough to poke some fun at the mixup.
I mean, Schwimmer wouldn't have been the first celebrity to get in trouble for shoplifting. Who can forget Winona Ryder's $5,500 haul from Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills.