Gumby Tried to Rob a 7-Eleven

That's right. A man dressed up as Gumby tried to rob a San Diego 7-Eleven store ... and got laughed at:

A man in a Gumby suit attempted to rob a 7-Eleven store but became nervous and escaped with only some loose change, the San Diego Police Department said.

The unusual robbery attempt occured Monday night at a store in the Rancho Penasquitos neighborhood.

Initially the clerk thought the man was joking. But when the robber announced he had a gun and began fumbling with his Gumby suit, the clerk changed his mind.

When the robber's apparent accomplice in a car outside honked the car horn, the suspect fled, dropping 27 cents on the floor, police said.


Now if only he had been wearing a Pokey outfit. No one disses Pokey!

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Forgive me, but I believe we have some sort of cultural namespace collision going on here.

In the UK, and to anyone who remembers Monty Python's Flying Circus, this is a Gumby:

...and I can certainly imagine him trying to rob a convenience store, although admittedly not succeeding.

Of course, the handkerchief is not much of a disguise...
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