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Robbers in Disguise
Prickle, We're in a Pickle!
Prickle, We're in a Pickle!
09/01/2011: A man dressed as the popular claymation character Gumby made a botched attempt at robbing a San Diego 7-11 convenience store. When the gangly green man entered the store and demanded money, the cashier did not believe him, thinking it was a joke. To prove that he meant business, Gumby attempted to reach into his pocket to retrieve a weapon, but was unable to do so due to the unwieldy costume and instead spilled 26 cents on the floor. The suspect was with an accomplice, who, disappointingly, was not Pokey the horse, and the two got away in a minivan empty handed. San Diego police are investigating the incident as an attempted robbery, and not a prank.
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