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Gumby-suit wearer, pal charged with burglary in San Diego caper

October 21, 2011 |  3:17 pm

Misdemeanor burglary charges have been filed against a young man wearing a Gumby suit who allegedly tried to rob a 7-Eleven store in San Diego.

Similar charges were also filed in San Diego County Superior Court against his buddy, who allegedly acted as the getaway driver, according to the district attorney's office.

Arraignment is set for Nov. 8 for Gumby-suit wearer Jacob Kiss, 19, and his buddy Jason Giramma, 20, for the Labor Day caper. The two later turned themselves in to San Diego police. The Gumby suit was seized.

San Diego police forwarded the case to the district attorney without a recommendation on whether the case should be considered a crime or a prank.

Kiss admitted wearing the Gumby suit into the store in Rancho Penasquitos. A clerk said he claimed to have a gun; in a television interview, Kiss said the clerk misunderstood him.


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Photo: Gumby-suit wearer at the 7-Eleven store in Rancho Penasquitos. Credit: KGTV-TV (Channel 10)