Stepping in for regular presenter Lorraine Kelly during the half-term period, Carol cracked up when she was shown a CCTV image of the David Schwimmer lookalike holding a crate of beer.
The picture of the wanted man was then placed alongside a photo of Schwimmer in character as Friends character Ross Geller, the likeness prompting Carol to gasp.
It only got funnier for the presenter when she was read a statement from Blackpool police that confirmed that David Schwimmer was not in the UK at the time of the offence.
They wrote in a statement on social media: “Thank you to everyone for your speedy responses. We have investigated this matter thoroughly and have confirmed that David Schwimmer was in America on this date.
“We’re sorry it has to be this way.”
That then prompted a barrage of comical comments from social media users, who replied with famous quotes from the sitcom.
Carol was read a reply from one person who quoted the show’s theme song: “I don’t think it’s been this guy’s day, his week, his month or even his year.”
Nobody told David Schwimmer life was going to be this way. 🤷🏻♂️
The Friends star has been mistaken for a Blackpool beer thief and the jokes have come flooding in.
Can you see the resemblance? #Lorraine pic.twitter.com/xgiF1DNeWm
— Lorraine (@lorraine) October 24, 2018
Another person replied: “I’m surprised you’ve not found him… it’s like you’re always stuck in second gear.”
Even the Scottish police have got in on the joke, with officers from Dumfries and Galloway sharing the post and writing: ““He is known to have studied Karate and we believe he has mastered the art of Unagi, the state of total awareness.”
While it might be incredibly funny to many (including Carol), others have stressed that a real crime has been committed.
The suspect is wanted for allegedly stealing a jacket, wallet and mobile phone from a restaurant.