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Man in Gumby costume tries to rob 7-Eleven in San Diego [Video]

September 7, 2011 | 12:41 pm

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.

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