Mike Rowe didn't rob that Oregon bank after all! The Dirty Jobs star was mistaken for a suspect in an incident earlier this week and shared a hilarious alibi post to clear his name.
Rowe, 53, revealed that he first learned of the incident while walking through the airport. "[I was] looking at my mobile device and checking in on my Facebook page and realizing that 3 million people were saying, ‘Hey, you should check out the Medford police site because it sure looks like there’s an all-points bulletin out for you,'" he told Good Morning America on Thursday, January 7.
"I looked at it and I laughed and I said, 'Those guys have a great sense of humor,' but I can’t deny there is an uncanny resemblance, so I just fired off a quick little missive saying, ‘Hey, for what it’s worth, I’m in Kansas, so be on the lookout for somebody who’s shorter and less attractive,'" he joked.
Rowe didn't stop there, though. The Deadliest Catch narrator also posted a photo of the unidentified male via Facebook. The alleged robber wore a gray sweatshirt and baseball cap at the time of the incident.
"I see that many Medfordites are wondering why a guy would rob a bank without some sort of disguise, knowing full-well he’d be photographed? This is an excellent question. The consensus seems to be because he’s an idiot…" Rowe captioned the snapshot on Wednesday. "I'd like to suggest an alternative possibility — what if the thief was not an idiot, but a clever person of below average height wearing a Mike Rowe Mask?"
— The Real Mike Rowe (@mikeroweworks) January 6, 2016
Rowe's fans found the situation just as humorous. The reality star replied to many who joked that he's now found his "doppelgänger" and gave an update on Thursday. "Well, the good news is this — it appears I am no longer a person of interest in the Medford Bank Robbery," he wrote. "The bad news? My face is still at large, albeit, attached to a ne’er do well who continues to evade the authorities. Obviously, I’d like to do all I can to see this particular crook brought to justice, so I’m running back to the studio to tap into our nation's vast media infrastructure, and do what I can to help locate my evil Twin."
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