Costume Foils Gumby's Robbery Attempt

Originally published on September 8, 2011 7:03 am
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STEVE INSKEEP, host:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep with a lesson for crooks. If you're going to disguise yourself as a TV character make sure your costume is compatible with the crime.

A clerk was standing in a San Diego 7-Eleven when Gumby walked in. Or rather a person dressed as Gumby - the claymation character from TV. The clerk thought it was a joke so the robber tried to reach for his gun. And that's when the costume's bulky green gloves got in the way. Gumby and an accomplice fled.

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