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David Schwimmer Thanked By UK Police After Capture Of Beer Thief

“Friends” actor David Schwimmer will be there for you when the rain starts to pour, even if you are a foreign police department looking for a beer bandit.

Yes, in a brief departure from the ‘round the clock horror show that is the news cycle, we bring you a friendly collaboration between a beloved Jewish actor and the British police force that apprehended his lookalike at last:

Jewish actor Schwimmer was nearly pulled into a life of crime in late October, when fans noted that a suspected thief caught on camera by the Lancashire Police Department strongly resembled the square-jawed, tufty-haired Schwimmer. Schwimmer was gracious enough to reenact the beer heist in a viral Twitter clip, and was cheerfully exonerated by the good people of the UK, and the world.

On Tuesday, Lancashire police announced that they caught the real culprit, a 36-year-old man, in Southall, and thanked Schwimmer for his “support.”

Now that Schwimmer’s name is cleared and he is the acclaimed writer, star, and director of a viral video clip, we hope he will devote himself to making a “Friends” reunion happen. We’ll bring the beer.

Jenny Singer is the deputy lifestyle editor for the Forward. You can reach her at [email protected] or on Twitter @jeanvaljenny

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