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The Perfect Crime: Robbing 7-11 In A Gumby Costume

Gabe Delahaye | September 7, 2011 - 5:00 pm

This is basically Ocean’s 11. Heist of the century. From the LA Times:

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.

Officials are offering a $1,000 reward for the arrest of Gumby and/or the accomplice. The car was described as a light-colored mini-van; the Gumby suit was green.

ATTENTION CITIZENS: THE GUMBY SUIT WAS GREEN. Of course, the problem in cases like these is the lines get flooded with all the reports of copycat criminals, a.k.a people in Garfield costumes robbing Hess stations. (KABOOM, THESE JOKES ARE DYNAMITE!) The surveillance footage is pretty great (although I could have done without the IRONIC BED MUSIC. Come on, jokers, THERE ARE CRIMINAL CARTOONS WALKING THESE STREETS!) Watch here:

It is pretty smart when you are about to rob a 7-11 dressed up in a Gumby costume to walk into the store with your arms raised hi, like, “Hey! Check me out! Hahaha. I’m a Gumby! Also, this is a robbery!” Total pro. Poof: he’s gone. You’ll never find him because he never existed.