Blackpool Police are searching for a man that looks a lot like David Schwimmer. Picture: Blackpool Police
Blackpool Police are searching for a man that looks a lot like David Schwimmer. Picture: Blackpool Police

Police hunt David Schwimmer lookalike

A FACEBOOK post by police in northwest England is going viral after they posted a photo of a thief who is the spitting image of David Schwimmer.

The Blackpool Police posted a photo of the man with the caption: "Do you recognise this man? We want to speak to him in relation to a theft at a Blackpool restaurant on the 20th September."

 

Blackpool Police are searching for this man. Picture: Blackpool Police
Blackpool Police are searching for this man. Picture: Blackpool Police

 

The real David Schwimmer.
The real David Schwimmer.

Within 12 hours, the post had received more than 75,000 comments with the majority of them making jokes about the thief's likeness to the Friends star.

"I know who he is," wrote Facebook user Jayne Freeman. "He has a son named Ben, loves the taste of wedding cake and he hangs around with some people in a coffee shop. He has a dinosaur fetish. Hope that helps with your inquiries."

"I have just seen him at Blackpool zoo with a monkey on his shoulder," Karen Long wrote in reference to Ross's pet monkey on the hit sitcom, Marcel.

Friends stars Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry, Jennifer Aniston, David Schwimmer, Courteney Cox and Matt LeBlanc.
Friends stars Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry, Jennifer Aniston, David Schwimmer, Courteney Cox and Matt LeBlanc.

Danny Harrod joked on Facebook that people should give the thief a break.

"Calm down everyone. This bloke could have fallen on hard times. Maybe it hadn't been his week, his month or even his year," he wrote.

One of the best comments came from James Peden who wrote: "If he's jumped in Blackpool sea you'll never catch him. I've heard he's a really good Schwimmer."

Referencing another Friends star, Sam Marshall said: "When questioned he couldn't remember a thing, he drew a LeBlanc."

Blackpool Police had a bit of fun with the comments too.

"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," the police wrote.

News.com.au understands the thief is still at large.