LONDON – It's probably nobody David Schwimmer said that life after "Friends" would be like this.
About a decade later The finale of the iconic NBC sitcom, the beloved character Ross Geller, is still entertaining – at least on the Facebook page of British police.
"Do you know this man?" Asked Blackpool Police on Tuesday media. "We want to talk to him about a theft in a restaurant in Blackpool on September 20," the newspaper said.
The simple question was quickly answered by thousands of people who could quickly identify the man in question. The answer was easy for them: the suspect was clearly Ross.
"I do not believe it was that guy's day, his week, his month, or even his year," read an answer, much to the delight of many (19659007) "The one in which Ross became a thief," wrote a fan and gave the event its own title in the style of the hit show.
"Please be careful, he is known to study karate and we believe he has mastered the art of Unagi, the state of total awareness," wrote another, referring to the popular episode in which Ross makes some questionable comments on sushi and self-defense.
The man questioned, who was packed in front of the camera with a seemingly box – sized beer crate, is in connection with a theft, the last month in one Restaurant took place, wanted.
Called "Facebook Post of the Year" by some as lightning fast. On Wednesday, the call had collected over 79,000 shares and more than 120,000 comments.
While some speculated that the escapee had "gotten stuck in second gear", others were guarding thoughts for other serial characters Rachel and Monica, most of them would not be impressed by Ross's accident-prone last mistake.
Following a flood of jokes that revealed an encyclopaedic knowledge of references in the comments, police in Blackpool issued a follow-up statement:
"Thanks to all for your quick answers. We have thoroughly investigated this matter and have confirmed it That David Schwimmer was in America at the time, we're sorry it has to be that way, "they concluded.
While many of the comments focused on Ross's most iconic scenes, some people could not resist remembering their ever-popular "Friends" moments. One user who channeled another character, the often inarticulate Joey Tribbiani, wrote:
"Guys, that's serious … It was a robbery based on giving and taking and having and sharing the stolen objects they give and have are shared and received, and through this giving and giving and sharing and receiving we too can share and love and have … and receive. "
This is not the first time that a call from the police for information on social media has taken an unexpected turn. In 2015, the police were derided by Kent in England after sharing a sketch of a wanted suspect who bore a striking resemblance to Fred Flintstone. "Yabba-dabba is not getting closer," read a warning from the time.
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