SAN DIEGO, Calif. (KTLA) -- Two robbery suspects, including one dressed as 'Gumby,' were charged with three misdemeanors Friday for allegedly trying to rob a San Diego convenience store.
Jacob Kiss and Jason Giramma, both 19, were ordered to appear in court Nov. 8 to answer to burglary charges.
Kiss surrendered to authorities last month after being caught on camera after midnight September 5 at a 7-Eleven store near Rancho Penasquitos, told KGTV he never used the words "robbery" or "gun" and that the incident was a joke.
Surveillance video shows a man, dressed as the TV character 'Gumby,' entering the store with another man and approaching the clerk.
The clerk at the store told police that Kiss demanded money, threatening to producer a gun if he did not comply.
Video shows Kiss reaching inside his suit, but he claims he was reaching for his wallet to pay for a pack of cigarettes -- not a gun.
His accomplice, identified as 19-year-old Jason Giramma, also turned himself in for driving the getaway car.
Police confiscated the costume.
Kiss alleges that he likes to wear the suit to cheer people up.
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19-year-old Jacob Kiss alleges he never intended to rob the store, and that his costume was simply a joke.
'Gumby' walked into the store with another man. (Surveillance video)