Blackpool Police released a mugshot of the “Ross from Friends” lookalike they wanted to question in connection with a theft – and it turns out he looks nothing like David Schwimmer after all.
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The photo was circulated before it was later revealed that the suspect, Abdulah Husseini, 36, had been arrested after failing to attend Blackpool Magistrates’ Court on December 18 where he was accused of theft and fraud last September. Husseini has now been remanded to appear at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court on January 23.
Lancashire Police said that Husseini was arrested in London by the Metropolitan Police on January 17. As you can see from the photo below, he bears little resemblance to Schwimmer.
In October last year, a clip of the alleged thief went viral as people noticed the resemblance to Schwimmer. The actor later responded to the reports from Blackpool Police that they were hunting for a suspect who “looks like Ross from Friends“.
Schwimmer recorded his own tongue-in-cheek version of the ‘theft’ in a New York shop, before then protesting his innocence on Twitter.
“Officers, I swear it wasn’t me. As you can see, I was in New York,” he wrote on Twitter on October 24. “To the hardworking Blackpool Police, good luck with the investigation.”
After the photo was released on social media last year, the photo was flooded with comments about the man’s resemblance to the Friends actor, with many quoting phrases from the sitcom.
One wrote: “Shouldn’t he be at work … or is he on a break?” Another posted: “I bet he was shouting ‘PIVOT’ as he picked those beers up.”
“So no one told him life was gonna be this way. His jobs a joke, he’s broke. Love life DOA. It’s like he’s always stuck in second gear. And when it hasn’t been his day, his week, his month or even his year, well, HE WILL STEAL FROM YOOOOUUUUUU,” another added.