Gumby Botches Robbery Of San Diego 7-Eleven

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.

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  1. ap says:

    They forgot to mention his getaway pony, Pokey.

    1. Scudbuster says:

      Re-read it –
      “Gumby’s pal, Pokey, was nowhere to be found”

      1. tinkerbell says:

        They added that after the comment was posted … Featured comment duhhh

      2. Minh says:

        May 30, 2011 Ahem…hope the love will last forveer…but when it does not…life is still beautiful because you both tasted the sweetness of loving each other…

      3. Likun says:

        September 14, 2011 adindg cinnamon to your coffee?! that’s genius!!Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean recently posted..

  2. Eric says:

    Flexible suspect? I love it. Writer had fun with this ‘joke’ of a story.

    1. Astonished says:

      What’s really funny is the clerk thought he was being robbed by Spongebob Squarepants!!! (And that’s the truth!)

      I would really like to know what was in those cigs!!!

  3. Jeff says:

    What’s next Davey & Goliath?

  4. Willis says:

    I just got robbed by the girl from Different Strokes.

    1. dave_ct says:

      whatchu talk’n bout?

    2. Ronel says:

      September 20, 2011 woooho!!! congrats girl. that’s awesome!Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean recently posted..

  5. DMT hallucinations……….always good news fodder.

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    Too much of a pun to say this guy’s a Blockhead?

  6. peetah says:

    Who was smoking what the thief or the store clerk, must be some good stuff…

  7. bwaybright says:

    I’m Gumby, dammit!

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  8. Rocco says:

    From the home of Com-con..

  9. elmer j fudd says:

    Me thinks Visiting Califorina would be as entertaining as going to Wal-Mart on the 1st of the month!!

    1. puptentacle says:

      You should try a California Wal-Mart on the first of the month!

      1. RobertG says:

        I’d rather be robbed by Gumby.

  10. jens says:

    My name is Gumby dam(n)it

  11. AZdude says:

    “An accomplice was also caught on camera and San Diego police are working to identify him.”–that would be Pokey..

    1. Adinda says:

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  12. Steve Ressel says:

    If you’ve got a heart, then Gumby wants a shot at yooouuuuu…

  13. Fanny Forbes Franklen says:

    Even Gumby’s unemployment checks stopped last month … but I had no idea that he smoked … shocking!

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  14. dogsweat1 says:

    I’m Gumby dammit!!!

  15. dogsweat1 says:

    I just saw Mr Bill robbing a Circle K.

    Sluggo was his accomplice.

    1. elmer j fudd says:

      YEA DOG SWEAT, THATS CAUSE MISS SALLY GOTS A REAL BAD CRACK HABIT!!! MR HAND ADMINISTERS THE CRACK PIPE!!!!!

  16. dam says:

    Speaking of Pokey, that’s where he’s headed.

  17. Jerzey Boy says:

    It was a publicity stunt by Eddie for his Oscar host gig.

  18. Big Al says:

    That was Daffy.

  19. elmer j fudd says:

    MEXT THING WILL BE MAX HEADROOM ROBBING FILTERLESS LUCKY STRIKES AND TWO LITER BOTTLES OF COKE!! CATCH THE WAVE!! MMMMMAX!! WAIT A SECOND– MAX HEADROOM IS A COMPUTER GENERATED IMAGE — JUST LIKE OUR ELECTED OFFICALS AND TALKING HEADS ON THE TELEVISION!!!!!!!!

  20. Gumby rules says:

    The real crime here is that this article doesn’t have a photo. 7-11’s have cameras!

  21. Gumby Rules says:

    Oh wait the video just came up. That rules!!

  22. AG says:

    didin’t Eddie Murphy do a Gumby skit on SNL??? hhhmmmm….lol

  23. Z. Wells says:

    I am Gumby dammit and I want a smoke! My X wore off so now I am gettin anxious. Gimme some smokes now! I loved everyone, now I am serious! LOL

  24. Ben Dover says:

    The irony is that he will be spending time in the Pokey.

  25. Guess Who says:

    And I thought Eddie Murphy just got a gig.

  26. Big_Bob says:

    I am bending over backwards here. Give me some smokes.

  27. TheEye says:

    I hear the Easter Bunny packs iron these days.

  28. snickers says:

    Pokey is waiting at the jail for Gumby when he gets arrested

  29. Humpy Brown says:

    I am GUMBY, dammit!!!!!

  30. Dan the Man says:

    HOW DO YOU KNOW IT WAS A MAN????????

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