Police were flooded with comments from social media users after they filed an appeal for a supposed thief with a similarity to his friend David Schwimmer.
The Blackpool police sent a picture of a suspect on Facebook, who showed him wearing a box that looked like a box of cans when he left a restaurant.
Facebook users quickly piled into the comment section to point out that the suspect looked like Floater's character Ross Geller in the US sitcom. Many wrote references to some of Geller's well-known lines from the show.
One wrote: "Should not he be at work … or is he on a break?" Another wrote: "I bet he screamed 'PIVOT' when he unpacked these beers."
Others recorded the program's theme tune, and one user wrote, "So nobody told them that His jobs are a joke, he is broke, love life DOA It's like he's always stuck in second gear And if it was not his day, his week, his month or even his year, HE WILL RISE FROM YOOOOUUUUUU. "
Another referring to a Friends episode in which Ross says he is an expert in self-defense, wrote:" Please be careful, it is known that he is karate
After numerous replies, Lancashire Constabulary responded: "Thanks to all for your quick answers. We have thoroughly investigated and have investigated this matter confirmed that David Schwimmer to the This was the time in America.
"We are so sorry it has to be this way."
Anyone with information about the alleged crime may 7798 lancashire.pnn.police.uk