Man in Gumby costume tries to rob 7-Eleven in San Diego [Video]
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.
San Diego Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of Gumby and/or the accomplice. The car was described as a light-colored mini-van; the Gumby suit was green.
-- Tony Perry in San Diego