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Bumbling 'Gumby' Bandit Surrenders

And police keep Jacob Kiss' suit

(Newser) - Jacob Kiss, otherwise known as the guy in the Gumby costume who epically failed in his quest to rob a San Diego 7-Eleven last week, is still not winning. Kiss, 19, turned himself in to police yesterday, accompanied by alleged accomplice Jason Giramma, also 19, who was pictured in the... More »

Bumbling 'Gumby' Tries to Rob 7-Eleven

And fails, hilariously

(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... More »

Gumby Creator Dead at 88

Art Clokey created the cultural icon in the 1950s

(Newser) - If you've got a heart, then not only is Gumby a part of you, but this news is a bummer. Art Clokey, the creator of the clay animation figure, has died in his sleep at age 88. Clokey and his wife invented Gumby—and his pony pal Pokey, too—in... More »

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