KXIP vs KKR Live Score

Social media users pointed out the likeness to character Ross Geller after officers in Blackpool posted an image of a man leaving a restaurant and carrying what appeared to be a carton of cans.

He wrote in an accompanying post: "Officers, I swear it wasn't me".

The case went viral shortly after Lancashire constabulary posted an image of the suspect who was wanted over the theft of a jacket, mobile phone and wallet.

After the theft was reported, police took to Facebook to appeal to the public for help identifying the man, including a photo taken from CCTV footage.

Eventually the public appeal proved successful for Blackpool Police, who continued the joke while confirming the arrest on Twitter.

Hollywood, Marvel movie stars react to Stan Lee’s passing
Jordan is opening up about the loss of Marvel Comics icon Stan Lee . "And then I go back to my own world". Stan Lee , the man responsible for much of the Marvel Universe, has died .

He added the hashtag "itwasntme" to the post. The Lancashire department made a special note of thanking Friends' actor David Schwimmer for his support.

Thanks to our colleagues @MetPoliceUK, a 36-year-old man was arrested in Southall last night on suspicion of theft.

Blackpool Police's original post, which has since been deleted, had been swamped with replies highlighting the suspect's resemblance to Ross. With a tweet of their own, they thanked the sitcom star "for being there for us", - a rather oblique reference to the lyrics of the Friends theme song.

People were quick to point out the similarities between the Schwimmer and the suspected thief in response to the police Facebook appeal.

The police update did not say whether the suspect had mastered the art of unagi, or the state of total awareness. "We have investigated this matter thoroughly and have confirmed that David Schwimmer was in America on this date".