The investigation centres around a theft from a restaurant in the British seaside resort on 20 September.
The Blackpool police had then taken a screen grab from the security camera footage that showed the beer thief, and posted it on its Facebook page, asking for people to identify him and help them find him if possible.
Thousands of Facebook users shared the vision, with many incorporating some of Ross's most memorable lines from the hit show which ended in 2004 after 10 memorable seasons.
A man has been arrested after a police appeal for a Ross from Friends "lookalike" went viral.
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He captioned the video: "Officers, I swear it wasn't me". As you can see, I was in NY.
The official Twitter account for the Lancashire Police revealed on Monday that a 36-year-old man was arrested in Southall one night earlier on suspicion of theft. Love life DOA. It's like he's always stuck in second gear. "Thank you for the support, especially @DavidSchwimmer!". His job's a joke, he's broke. "We have investigated this matter thoroughly and have confirmed that David Schwimmer was in America on this date". "To the hardworking Blackpool Police, good luck with the investigation".
The post was shared more than 65,000 times, eventually reaching Schwimmer, who also got in on the joke.
They quickly found their Facebook feed inundated with replies and merriment after they posted an image of the man, who was the spitting image of the love-lorn United States sitcom star.