The Gumby Robber asked first for Marlboro cigarettes. The clerk thought it was a prank and he had been punked.
He didn't know who the 1950's Gumby cartoon character was and described Gumby to police later as "a weird greenish version of Spongebob Square Pants."
The clerk told the robber, "I don't have time for this. I'm cleaning right now."
When challenged, the robber claimed he had a gun and proceeded to try and pull it out of his costume's pocket. Uh, yeah, well, because of that wardrobe malfunction it turns out that only 26 cents in change spilled out from that bad fumble.
The robber was so embarrassed he/she ran out of the store. Didn't anyone teach this would-be robber at Crime School that a Gumby costume hand isn't as deft as a naked human hand?
What's great about this Gumby video version of the story is that the reporter recounts some other funny masked and costumed robbers caught on video. Especially check out the guy with the thong underwear on his head as a mask. Strange but true. ... And that's why they call them people...
Some days it has to be downright funny to be a police officer. Can you imagine the stories they have to tell that could fill several books?
Check out the funny video:
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