British authorities say they have arrested the David Schwimmer lookalike whose photo went viral after it was posted on a police Facebook page last month.
Blackpool Police said a 36-year-old man was arrested in west London on Monday night on suspicion of theft.
They said he was the suspect accused of stealing beer from a restaurant at the seaside town in northwest England in September.
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.
The post, which has since been deleted, attracted unprecedented attention after it was pointed out the suspect bore a striking resemblance to Schwimmer, best known for his role as Ross Gellar on Friends.
It received more than 120,000 comments, most of which included references to the popular ’90s sitcom.
— schwim (@DavidSchwimmer) October 24, 2018
The post was shared more than 65,000 times, eventually reaching Schwimmer, who also got in on the joke.
The 52-year-old actor made a spoof video of the alleged robbery from a shop in New York, which was viewed more than 9 million times.
Eventually the public appeal proved successful for Blackpool Police, who continued the joke while confirming the arrest on Twitter.
“Following the appeal we posted looking for a man who resembles a well-known actor, we now have an update,” the force said in a tweet.
“Thanks to our colleagues @MetPoliceUK, a 36-year-old man was arrested in Southall last night on suspicion of theft.
“Thanks for the support @DavidSchwimmer!”
The Metropolitan Police said it was happy to help, signing off its tweet with the hashtag #illbethereforyou, a reference to the Friends theme song by The Rembrandts.