David Schwimmer helps cops catch alleged stabber

DEAUVILLE, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 08:  David Schwimmer arrives for the 'Trust' premiere during the 37th Deauville American Film Festival on September 8, 2011 in Deauville, France.  (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images)
DEAUVILLE, FRANCE – SEPTEMBER 08: David Schwimmer arrives for the ‘Trust’ premiere during the 37th Deauville American Film Festival on September 8, 2011 in Deauville, France. (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images)

David Schwimmer is one of the Friends I’d vaguely lost track of since the series came to an end. Is he the one playing an aging sitcom star on cable? No, that’s Lisa Kudrow. Is he the one who’s totally over Brad Pitt? That’s Jennifer Aniston. Oh, now I remember. David Schwimmer is the one who fights crime now.

Schwimmer fought for justice this week, at least. Police were investigating an altercation between a suspected male prostitute, his john, and a third man that broke out at 5:40 AM on East Sixth Street in Manhattan’s East Village, where the sitcom star owns a brownstone.

The 26-year-old john was taken to Bellevue Hospital with stab wounds on his face, while the 21-year-old alleged prostitute was treated for slashes on his arm. Police had only one man’s word against the other’s until they realized that security cameras outside Schwimmer’s home had caught footage of the altercation, according to the New York Post. Schwimmer gave the NYPD the tape, which might be used in court.

Schwimmer bought his brownstone for $4 million in 2012, and he’s been heavily renovating it ever since, to the consternation of his neighbors. However, this incident might convince the other Sixth Street residents that good “Friends” make good neighbors after all.



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