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BLOCKHEADS Robbery by Man in Gumby Suit Foiled

Robbery by Man in Gumby Suit Foiled

Where’s Pokey when you need him? A man in a Gumby costume attempted to rob a convenience store in San Diego Wednesday—only to be stopped by the costume itself. Thinking it was a joke when the man in a Gumby costume and another man walked in and declared it was a robbery, the clerk told them he had no time for them. The man wearing the Gumby costume then allegedly tried to reach into his pocket for a gun but was stymied by the costume. The man’s friend had already left and was honking outside while the man in the Gumby costume fumbled and eventually left, dropping 26 cents along the way. The cashier may have thought the whole thing was a prank, but the charges are no joke: the two could face felony charges of attempted robbery.

September 7, 2011 6:37 PM