'Dirty Jobs' Mike Rowe mistaken for bank robber

Posted at 12:39 PM, Jan 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-07 17:57:49-05

Baltimore native Mike Rowe, host of the reality TV show "Dirty Jobs," was mistaken for a bank robber in Oregon Monday.

Surveillance images posted to the Medford, Ore. police department's Facebook page show a Rowe lookalike sticking up a local bank. Police released the images asking if anyone could identify the suspect, and fan's flooded the page saying Mike Rowe just might be the suspected thief. 

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Police eyed the tips, and jokingly told tipsters they'd issued an arrest warrant for the TV show host. 


More pictures of yesterday's bank robber. We are hoping that these photos at different angles will help someone...

Posted by Medford Police on Tuesday, January 5, 2016


Rowe told "Good Morning America" that he saw the accusations while scrolling through social media. Thankfully, he had an alibi, which he promptly shared online to quell the rumors. He said he was in Kansas City, and he had the pictures to prove it. 


To The People of Medford Oregon,Those of you up to speed with the Medford Police Facebook Page, (one of the finest...

Posted by Mike Rowe on Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Police say Rowe is off the suspect list, yet the real robber is still on the loose. 

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