Bumbling 'Gumby' Tries to Rob 7-Eleven

And fails, hilariously
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 8, 2011 7:31 AM CDT

(Newser) – One for the Legendary Fail Department: A person dressed in a Gumby costume attempted to rob a San Diego 7-Eleven on Monday. Here are the problems the would-be criminal ran into: One, the clerk thought it was a joke. Even after Gumby said, "This is a robbery," the employee replied he had cleaning duties to attend to and didn't have time for him. Two, if said would-be robber had a weapon, he couldn't get to it. SignonSanDiego reports that Gumby tried to reach into his pockets as if going for a gun, but the costume got in the way.

Three, he ended up giving money to, not taking money from, the Rancho Peñasquitos convenience store. Apparently while fumbling in his pocket, 26 cents fell out, and were left behind. Yep, total fail. The would-be robber apparently had a friend with him, who was also caught on surveillance video; he left mid-scene, got into a minivan, and honked the horn. Though this all went down around 12:30am, the employee, thinking it was a joke, didn't report it. At 6am he told his manager, who called police.

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