Robber dressed as cartoon character Gumby
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'Cartoon robber' falls foul of costume

A robber dressed as American cartoon character Gumby appears to fall foul of his costume while trying to hold up a convenience store.

Police in San Diego said the person told the shop worker he was being robbed, fumbled inside the costume as if to pull a gun and then dropped 27 cents before leaving.

A $1,000 reward is being offered to catch the would-be robber.

Pictures courtesy of ABC.