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Mike Rowe of ‘Dirty Jobs’ provides alibi after lookalike robs bank

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MEDFORD, Ore. — The host of “Dirty Jobs” admits he does look like a man who robbed an Oregon bank on Monday. The Medford Police Department posted photos on Facebook of a suspect, clad in a hooded sweatshirt and baseball hat, robbing a Chase Bank Monday evening.

On Tuesday, police thanked residents for the tips and joked they issued an arrest warrant for Mike Rowe, who hosted the series “Dirty Jobs” on the Discovery Channel. His current show, “Somebody’s Got To Do It,” is on CNN.

The TV host caught wind of the robbery and took to his own Facebook page to address any concerns.

“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.)” Rowe posted on Wednesday.

He also suggested the suspect could be wearing a Mike Rowe mask.

Police have not apprehended the actual bank robber. As for Rowe, he said he was in Kansas at the time and can prove it.

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  • Charlie

    As someone who has been pulled out of his vehicle and thrown to the ground with guns to my head simply because my vehicle and I “fit the description”, I don’t think this is an appropriate thing for the police to be joking about.

    And yes, before you even ask, I am a white guy.

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