Friday, September 9, 2011

Gumby tries to hold up 7-Eleven... but his giant green hands leave him fumbling for gun - 9th Sept 2011

A bungling criminal dressed as Gumby walked into a Southern California convenience store, claiming to have a gun and demanding money, but costume trouble and a sceptical clerk thwarted the would-be robber.

Surveillance video shows someone - police think it was a man - in a bulky, green costume and another man entering 7-Eleven in Rancho Penasquitos early Monday.

Gumby demanded money, but the store clerk thought it was a joke and ignored the life-size Claymation character, telling him he was cleaning up and didn't have time to waste, said San Diego police Detective Gary Hassen. Read More