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David Schwimmer lookalike sentenced to jail time for theft

Entertainment Weekly logo Entertainment Weekly 8/16/2019 Ruth Kinane
David Schwimmer wearing a suit and tie © Blackpool Police Facebook; Alex Lentati/ANL/REX/Shutterstock

As it turns out, David Schwimmer‘s lookalike couldn’t pivot his way out of jail time.

On Thursday, a U.K. judge sentenced Ross Geller dopplegänger, Abdulah Husseni, to nine months in prison for committing theft and fraud. Confused? Here’s a little context: Back in October 2018, police in Blackpool, England shared a CCTV image of a man who had used a stolen bank card to make fraudulent purchases, and the internet exploded on the realization he bore a striking resemblance to Schwimmer’s Friends character, Ross.

After Friends fans had a field day posting jokes about the beloved character, Schwimmer himself got in on the fun. The actor shared a video on social media proving he was in New York at the time and therefore could not have been the culprit in question. “Officers, I swear it wasn’t me,” he wrote on Twitter, accompanied by a video of him reenacting the surveillance footage of Husseni.

Schwimmer has not yet responded to his lookalike’s sentencing.

Related video: Cops Hunt for Robber Who Looks Just Like 'Friends' Star David Schwimmer (Provided by Inside Edition):

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