VIDEO: David Schwimmer Recreates Blackpool Beer Theft, Pleads Innocence

25 October 2018, 10:06 | Updated: 25 October 2018, 11:57

The Friends star posted a video joking that he wasn't behind the theft which involved his British doppelgänger.

David Schwimmer has shared a video in response to his Blackpool look-a-like thief.

The footage shows him leaving a shop carrying a crate of cans, mirroring the alleged theft which was caught on CCTV in the Northern seaside town.

He wrote on Twitter: "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."

Lancashire Constabulary continued the banter, replying with a tweet saying: "Thanks for being there for us," a reference to the long-running sitcom's theme tune.

Police posted a picture of the suspected thief, who bears a striking similarity to the actor, on Facebook asking the public for help identifying him.

The suspect was pictured leaving a restaurant in the town carrying what appeared to be a crate of cans after the alleged theft on 20 September.

Police were subsequently swamped with replies from people saying he looked like Ross Geller, the character Schwimmer played in Friends.

Their post was shared more than 40,000 times - and has attracted tens of thousands of likes from fans of the long-running US sitcom.

Schwimmer's response also proved popular, with many social media users re-tweeting it.