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Suspect in Calif. 'Gumby' Robbery Turns Self In


A man who dressed up as the TV character "Gumby" during an attempted robbery of a local 7-Eleven store has turned himself in, according to 10News' media partner the San Diego Union-Tribune.

The attempted robbery happened just after midnight on Sept. 5 at the 7-Eleven store on Carmel Mountain Road. The man, identified as 19-year-old Jacob Kiss, walked in dressed up as Gumby with another man -- identified as 19-year-old Jason Giramma -- and approached the clerk behind the counter.

Initially, the man in the Gumby costume asked for a pack of cigarettes but then told the clerk, "This is a robbery."

The clerk thought it was a joke and told the man dressed as Gumby, "Come on man, don?t waste my time. I have things to do."

The Gumby impersonator responded that he had a gun and then began fumbling with his costume as if he was trying to pull it out.

The incident was caught on the store's security cameras.

According to information obtained by the U-T, San Diego police were able to identify Giramma and contacted him last week. Police told Giramma that he and his costumed accomplice had to turn themselves in.

The U-T reported Giramma and Kiss arrived at police headquarters with the Gumby costume and turned themselves in Tuesday morning. Police confiscated the costume.

Both men were released, and the U-T reported the district attorney's office will determined if charges will be filed.


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