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David Schwimmer helps solve crime

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While his character in Friends wasn't known for being particularly brave or heroic (sorry, Ross), it would seem that David Schwimmer is now a bona fide hero in real life.

After witnessing a brutal stabbing on his home surveillance camera, he allowed the police to come in and take a look at the footage, which will potentially be used in an upcoming court case.

The crime, which took place in New York, was between two men - a prostitute and a client - who were arguing. However, their fight then escalated into a stabbing - with one man attacking the other.

The attack occurred at 5.40am in the neighbouring apartment block in the first-floor flat, however, it spilt into the hallway with the men smashing through a glass lobby door.

One of the men, a 26-year-old, was taken to Bellevue Hospital with stab wounds to the face. The transvestite prostitute ran off, while a third man was arrested.

Later on, Robert Rainey, 21, of Newark was charged with assault, criminal possession of a weapon and robbery.

Schwimmer had proved unpopular among other tenants living in his apartment block, owing to the renovations he undertook in his building when he first moved in.

However, it appears he has redeemed himself somewhat, with The New York Post reporting that one neighbour said he's now the hero of the block.

Resident Jayson Fillermutter said: “Four years ago, I would say David Schwimmer was the least popular guy on the block with the construction and all.”

“But he has turned out to be a decent neighbor, and I am glad to hear he helped the cops with that stabbing.”

ROSS CAN.

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