MEDFORD, Ore. - Mike Rowe, the man of many jobs – including TV personality, spokesman, and even opera singer – swears he had no part in one job in particular.
In a recent Facebook post, the former 'Dirty Jobs' host admitted that pictures of a suspected bank robber that have circulated online do resemble him – but denied involvement in the crime. The robbery happened earlier this week in Medford, Oregon.
"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 wrote in a clever post to his Facebook page.
Rowe joked and said that the suspect may have been wearing a 'Mike Rowe' mask and said he can provide an alibi if needed.
"Point is, if this crook was disguised as me, he could still be in Medford, walking among you. In which case the public should NOT be on the lookout for me, but rather, a much skinnier and far less attractive man about six inches shorter, probably wearing a shirt and tie," he said.
Police in Medford say Rowe is not a suspect in the case and that are still searching for the person seen in the surveillance images.