FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Top News

Video: Man Dressed As Gumby Tries To Rob 7-Eleven

September 08, 2011  | 

VIDEO: Gumby Attempts To Rob 7-Eleven

A suspect wearing a Gumby costume attempted to rob a San Diego-area 7-Eleven convenience store earlier this week, and was forced to leave the store after he was unable to produce a weapon.

San Diego Police are now searching for the suspect, who walked into the Rancho Penasquitos store at 12:30 a.m. Monday. Store surveillance footage shows him entering the store with his hands raised above his head with another man.

Gumby walked up to the store clerk and said, "This is a robbery." The clerk thought it was a joke and said he had to go back to cleaning. Gumby reached back into his pocket as if to take out a weapon, but the costume impeded his efforts.

He then walked out of the store, after dropping 26 cents. Police are still searching for the robber.

Gumby was originally the lead character in a stop-motion animated television series that ran from 1955-1989. The show was created by Arthur "Art" Clokey and his wife, both of whom created the character during his time as a student at the University of Southern California.

Tags: Stupid Criminals, Armed Robbery, Convenience Stores


Comments (1)

Displaying 1 - 1 of 1

mini28 @ 9/8/2011 8:02 PM

Duh, what a moron. Now Gumby gets to go to the Pokey!

Join the Discussion





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Maryland Officer Took Dispatchers Breakfast Moments Before Dying in Crash
Patrolman First Class Jamel Clagett, 30 -- "known for his kindness" -- had just finished...
Georgia Man Killed in Standoff After Shooting at Police, Neighbors
As members of the SWAT team approached the house, police said the gunman opened fire again...
CHP Trooper Shoots, Kills Machete-Wielding Attacker
The officer put up his left arm to block the attack, at first mistaking the machete for a...
Brooklyn Ambush killer Had Criminal Record, History of Mental Illness
By Saturday, he had seized on the deaths at the hands of police officers of Eric Garner on...
Ex-Con Charged with Sunday Murder of Florida Officer
Authorities charged Marco Antonio Parilla Jr., a 23-year-old released from prison in March...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Rank:
Agency:
Address:
City:
State:
  
Zip Code:
 
Country:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine