18/12/2018 10:57 GMT | Updated 18/12/2018 15:11 GMT

Arrest Warrant For David Schwimmer Lookalike For Failing To Attend Court

Could he BE any more similar?

A district judge in Blackpool has issued a warrant for the arrest of Abdulah Husseni – a “lookalike” of Friends star David Schwimmer – after he failed to attend court on charges of theft and fraud.

Earlier this year police had posted an appeal on Facebook asking for witnesses to identify a suspect pictured leaving a restaurant in Blackpool carrying what appeared to be a carton of cans.

Facebook users quickly piled into the comments section, pointing out the suspect’s likeness to David Schwimmer’s character Ross Geller in the well-loved US show.

The day after the appeal was shared, a post on the Lancashire Police Twitter account said: “Could we BE any more overwhelmed with the response to our CCTV appeal about a theft at a restaurant in Blackpool?

“Most importantly, we’re now satisfied we’ve identified the man in the still & our enquiries are very much continuing. Huge thanks for sharing it with your Friends.”

Schwimmer responded to the picture by posting a video to his Twitter account that showed him scurrying through a convenience store carrying a carton of beer before looking up furtively at a CCTV camera.

He captioned the video: “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.”

He added the hashtag #itwasntme to the post.

The alleged theft happened on September 20, the post by Blackpool police said.