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A man dressed as Gumby attempted to rob a Rancho Penasquitos 7-Eleven early Monday morning – however his efforts were snubbed because the clerk couldn’t take him seriously.
The suspect told the clerk at the store on Carmel Mountain Rd. that he was robbing the store, San Diego Police Detective Gary Hassen said.
The clerk, thinking the man was playing a prank, responded that he didn’t have time, and that he had to clean. Video surveillance shows the suspect fumbling in his pocket for a non-existent gun.
After a few minutes, the suspect left with an accomplice in a van.
The attempt occurred at 12:30 a.m. Monday morning, but the clerk didn’t think to report it to police until 6 a.m. that morning.