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Update: Gumby Robber Surrenders to Cops

Last week, Danger Guerrero reported on the failed robbery of a San Diego 7-11 by a man in a Gumby suit. Now two 19-year-old men have surrendered to police for the crime.

Jason Kiss confessed to wearing the Gumby costume and his friend Jason Giramma admitted that he was the driver of the getaway car, police said. Based on the store’s surveillance camera, and the promise of a $1,000 reward from San Diego Crime Stoppers, tipsters identified Giramma as the driver, police said.

The two were not arrested. The case will be sent to the district attorney to decide whether it merits criminal charges or should be classified as a college-style prank.

Kiss, wearing the Gumby costume, told a clerk at a 7-Eleven store in Rancho Penasquitos on Labor Day that he was robbing the store. The clerk initially thought the statement was a joke but felt otherwise when Gumby declared that he had a gun, although no gun was seen.

The Gumby-wearer became nervous and fled with only loose change, police said. Police on Tuesday confiscated the Gumby suit (inset) as evidence. [LA Times]

I hope this serves as inspiration to the remake of Point Break. Instead of ex-presidents robbing banks, it can be guys in children’s TV show costumes knocking over convenience stores. “Watch out, it’s the Teletubby Bandits!”

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