SAN DIEGO (CBS) — Cartoons are now resorting to a life of crime.
San Diego police say a suspect, dressed up as Gumby, tried to rob a 7-Eleven on Labor Day.
The botched robbery happened just after midnight Monday in Rancho Penasquitos.
Surveillance tape shows the costumed bandit telling the clerk he is being robbed and reportedly demands a pack of cigarettes and cash. The flexible suspect then tried to pull out what he said was a gun from his costume.
Apparently flustered, Gumby dropped 27 cents on the floor and left the convenience store empty-handed.Watch The Surveillance Video
Police say the clerk thought the robbery was a joke and pocketed the spare change. He didn’t report the incident until his boss saw the tape hours later.
An accomplice was also caught on camera and San Diego police are working to identify him. Gumby’s pal, Pokey, was nowhere to be found.
A $1,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of Gumby and his accomplice.