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David Schwimmer has already proven himself to be a good "Friend" thanks to his stint on the long-running NBC sitcom. Turns out, he's a pretty good neighbor, too. The New York Post reports that the actor is helping police solve a stabbing that took place near his New York City home on Memorial Day.

According to the Post, a drunken brawl between a man and an alleged prostitute took place in the building next to Schwimmer's East Village townhouse early Monday morning, with the two men breaking through a glass door and one getting stabbed in the face. The stabbing victim -- the alleged john -- was taken to the hospital, while his assailant ran off; a third man was also arrested in connection with the incident.

Since police only had the word of the victim to go on, they needed more evidence to support his story, and noticed a security camera set up outside Schwimmer's home. Schwimmer showed police the tape the same day, and allowed officers to take it as evidence, which the Post reports will most likely be played in court.

The actor's cooperation with authorities signals a welcome shift in his relationship with fellow residents of his East Village neighborhood. In 2010, Schwimmer purchased a 160-year-old townhouse that he then proceeded to gut and renovate, setting off neighbors who were angered over the changes to the historic structure. (And inspiring one to spraypaint "Ross Is Not Cool" on the property when work began in 2012.)

"Four years ago, I would say David Schwimmer was the least popular guy on the block with the construction and all," neighbor Jayson Fillermutter told the Post. "But he has turned out to be a decent neighbor, and I am glad to hear he helped the cops with that stabbing."

It seems that Schwimmer really will be there for you after all.

via: New York Post, h/t Vanity Fair



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