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Old 09-08-2011, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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The crook was dressed as GUMBY! Terrifying! Nice to see a comical story as opposed to the horrors we hear daily.

Robber dressed as Gumby laughed out of store - US news - Weird news - msnbc.com
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Old 09-09-2011, 04:49 PM
 
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I must tell you, I truly appreciate this link.....thanks for sending it along!
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Old 09-10-2011, 07:11 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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I must tell you, I truly appreciate this link.....thanks for sending it along!
Your welcome! Of all the wacky costumes to use. What was this person thinking?
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Old 09-10-2011, 10:36 AM
 
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Well, I suspect that this extremely clever and brainiac person thought the disguise would hide his weight? his hair and eye color? AND, perhaps he / she thought that the teller would be so stunned and scared that he/she would turn over everything. This one is sort of similar, at least on the scale of brilliant robbers [1-10] of the disguised robber who handed the teller a demand note..[paraphrasing]...give me all your money or I will ..." and the teller did AND by the time the robber got back home, the police were waiting for him...
and why you may ask [smile]...because the note was on engraved stationary...not bad for a day's work...well, a brief day's work for the robber, shorter day for the police ... that one really made me question someone's sanity.
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Old 09-14-2011, 02:03 PM
 
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Gumby Gives Up ... police impound his costume.

Jacob Kiss, 19, along with his co-conspirator Jason Giramma, 19, surrendered Tuesday. I wonder why Jason Giramma didn't have on a Mr Bill, Mr Bill costume.

Rest easy San Diego ... your streets and 7 Eleven Stores are safe once again ... Gumby has been captured!

Gumby gives up; Police keep the suit | SignOnSanDiego.com
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Old 09-15-2011, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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Gumby Gives Up ... police impound his costume.

Jacob Kiss, 19, along with his co-conspirator Jason Giramma, 19, surrendered Tuesday. I wonder why Jason Giramma didn't have on a Mr Bill, Mr Bill costume.

Rest easy San Diego ... your streets and 7 Eleven Stores are safe once again ... Gumby has been captured!

Gumby gives up; Police keep the suit | SignOnSanDiego.com
This line about Gumby being captured is hilarious. What a wacky true crime story! Whats next? Maybe the creepy Burger King mascot!
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Old 09-18-2011, 03:45 AM
 
Location: Out West
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What a douche.

This line from the article linked above is cracking me up:

"He then walked over to the register, put his gloved hands down and leaned his wedge-shaped head over the counter."

hahahahahhahahaa!

Alright, had my laugh for the night, time for bed. Thanks for sharing the Gumby story, OP and the poster who had the follow up. Restores my faith that yes, actually, humans CAN get dumber than you think possible.
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