Oregon robbery suspect resembles Discovery Channel star

Oregon robbery suspect resembles Discovery Channel star

By The Associated Press | Posted - Jan. 7, 2016 at 4:31 p.m.


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MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — This is a dirty job one Discovery Channel star would not do.

Fans of the TV show "Dirty Jobs" noticed that photos of an Oregon bank robbery suspect resembled host Mike Rowe. The attention prompted a bemused Rowe to mention that he was in Kansas at the time.

Police in the city of Medford released surveillance photos of the suspect on social media, leading many people to comment that the man looked a lot like Rowe, the Mail Tribune reported Wednesday (http://is.gd/gCYSRJ ).

The police department joked on its verified Facebook page that all the tips led it to issue an arrest warrant for the TV host. After Rowe revealed that he was across the country, police posted that they were "now looking for a suspect wearing a Mike Rowe mask."

Rowe — whose show chronicles jobs considered icky, such as road kill collectors — told the newspaper that he agreed the man was his doppelganger.

"I just laughed out loud," Rowe said in a phone interview Wednesday. "It does look like me."

The Rowe lookalike is accused of demanding cash from a Chase Bank branch on Monday. Police are still looking for the real suspect.

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Information from: Mail Tribune, http://www.mailtribune.com/

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