CNN’s Somebody’s Gotta Do It host Mike Rowe was thought, by many Medford residents, to have robbed a Medford bank. When the police’s Facebook page was soliciting tips, many commenters suggested that the robber was, in fact, the CNN host, Rowe.
Rowe wrote in a Facebook post, denying the allegations, “True, I am often attired in a sweatshirt and ball cap, and yes, I do share a certain resemblance with the culprit. I’ve also been spotted in Medford on more than once occasion, (a lovely town by any standard.) However, I am not “5’6″- 5’8” tall with a small to medium build.” The last time I was 5’6” – 5’8” I was in the 6th grade. And the “small to medium” ship sailed some time ago.”
He offered up his own theory on who the Medford bank robber was. “However, 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?”
He offered up an alibi, too. “For what it’s worth, I was in Kansas Monday, and can prove it, if need be.”
As the NY Daily News reports, Lieutenant Mike Budreau said that the department did not actually put out a warrant for Rowe’s arrest, but has begun receiving an influx of tips about the possible suspects because of the attention surrounding the case.