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A three-week long chase for a thief, whose uncanny resemblance to Ross from the beloved 90s sitcom Friends made him viral, may finally be over as British police say they have arrested a suspect in the case.

The suspect was detained on Monday night. Not much is known about the 36-year-old man except that he arrested in Southall, a suburb of London.

Following the appeal we posted looking for a man who resembles a well-known actor, we now have an update. Thanks to our colleagues @MetPoliceUK, a 36-year-old man was arrested in Southall last night on suspicion of theft. Thanks for the support, especially @DavidSchwimmer! pic.twitter.com/sUy5XyS4im

— Blackpool Police (@BlackpoolPolice) November 13, 2018

Many had found that the image of the suspected thief, released by Blackpool police, looked nearly identical to star David Schwimmer.

Police had shared CCTV footage of a suspect carrying a crate of beer in October, and the image immediately went viral, with Friends memes and puns pouring in. 

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Some wondered if Schwimmer himself visited Blackpool and made off with the beer. The actor jumped in on the fun, making an ironic video in hopes of ‘proving’ his alibi. The actor’s stunt was acknowledged by the police who credited him for support.

Officers, I swear it wasn't me.
As you can see, I was in New York.
To the hardworking Blackpool Police, good luck with the investigation.#itwasntmepic.twitter.com/EDFF9dZoYR

— schwim (@DavidSchwimmer) October 24, 2018

The news of the suspect’s arrest was greeted with a flood of gifs on social media.


— ???‍♀️?️‍?#❤️ (@Fritzypoo2705) November 13, 2018


— Claire (@Claire_Hickey81) November 13, 2018

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— Lisa Catchpole (@LisaM_Catchpole) November 13, 2018


— Grïm Dugäld ? (@itchingseason) November 13, 2018

When he gets sent down…. pic.twitter.com/UnjGcqSDbk

— Bond (@connectwithbond) November 13, 2018

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