This is video surveillance footage of Gumby trying to rob a 7-11 convenience store in San Diego, California. Unfortunately for him, the clerk didn't take him seriously. And how could you? "Robbery, LOLOL! But seriously where's Pokey -- did you tie him to the pay-phone?"
San Diego police say surveillance tape shows a person dressed like Gumby telling a convenience store clerk he is being robbed, fumbling inside the costume as if to pull a gun, dropping 27 cents and leaving.
Detective Gary Hassen tells San Diego's 10News the clerk never heard of Gumby. He described the character as a green SpongeBob SquarePants.
After being told it was a robbery, the clerk told the man in costume not to waste his time.
The clerk didn't report the encounter, but his boss called police after seeing the tape.
Ahahahaha, "a green SpongeBob SquarePants"! That's f***ing great. Admittedly, if a guy came into your store dressed as green SpongeBob, tells you its a robbery, then drops money on the ground and leaves with less than he came in with, was it really a crime or a cry for help before running a hose from their exhaust into their running car later that night? I've got my fingers crossed for the latter.
Hit the jump for a video of the sadness in progress.
Gumby Calls It A Robbery, Clerk Thinks It's A Joke [huffingtonpost]
Thanks to JoeLicASac, Matt G, zac and Lil Co., who agree no 7-11 clerk is gonna take a robbery seriously from a character they don't even know.