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CNN host mistaken for suspected bank robber
03:47 - Source: CNN

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Police in Oregon post image of suspect who some think resembles reality star Mike Rowe

Rowe responds on Facebook to quash the confusion

CNN  — 

No, that wasn’t reality TV star Mike Rowe charged with robbing a bank earlier this week.

Rowe responded to the confusion about the suspected robber in a Facebook post on Wednesday.

Police in Medford, Oregon, posted an image of the man, who was charged in a robbery on Monday, and from the angle of the photo, some think he looks a lot like the star of CNN’s “Somebody’s Gotta Do It.”

“True, I am often attired in a sweatshirt and ball cap, and yes, I do share a certain resemblance with the culprit,” Rowe told his Facebook followers.

“I’ve also been spotted in Medford on more than one 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.”

Just to be sure, Rowe said he can prove he was in Kansas if necessary.