Ah, the great ideas people have…
Early Monday morning, a man entered a San Diego 7-11 and attempted to rob the place. After he failed to produce a weapon and dropped some change on the floor, which he then tries and fails to pick up, the man leaves.
Gumby walked up to the cashier and said to the clerk, “This is a robbery,” San Diego police Detective Gary Hassen said. The clerk thought it was a joke and told Gumby that he had to go back to cleaning. Gumby insisted that the robbery was real and proceeded to reach into his Gumby-like pockets as if he were looking for a weapon, of which was never produced. The Gumby costume impeded his efforts to reach into his pockets and after fumbling around for several minutes, Gumby gave up his efforts and walked out of the store after dropping 26 cents out of his pocket. Gumby’s accomplice had already left the convenience store and was outside waiting in the parking lot, inside a silver/white mini van, honking the horn at him.