An anti-Semitic Elmo, AKA homeless man Dan Sandler, is back in the news with his latest ignominious stunt. After being arrested last year in Times Square while wearing the furry, red "Sesame Street" character costume and shouting slurs at Jews, earning him the “Heckle-me-Elmo” moniker, Sandler is targeting another group: Girl Scouts.
After his Times Square tirade, the 49-year-old Sandler found a new target for his ire, and was sentenced Wednesday to spend a year behind bars, minus the silly suit, for attempting to shake down, not a box or two of Thin Mints, but a whopping $2 million dollars, says an Oct. 9 Inquisitr report.
In a deal with prosecutors, the Ashland, Ore. man was sentenced after pleading guilty to attempted grand larceny and misdemeanor stalking.
Girl Scout leaders previously employed Sandler as a computer programmer back in 2007. The once employed Sandler allegedly sent harassing email messages telling Girl Scout officials that if they didn’t give him $2 million dollars he would libel the organization with false rumors.
In other words, he demanded an absurd amount of money or else he would say not nice things. Oh, and for good measure, he tossed a handful of semi-nude photos of himself in with the emails.
“I will show up at Girl Scout functions and other places that parents and kids congregate and hold signs, connecting the Girl Scouts with the Cambodian Rape Camp man.” –Sandler in his nonsensical email rant.
After sentencing, Elmo still didn’t get a clue, telling Judge Robert Stolz: “I accept the fact I committed a crime, but I’m not in any way sorry to the Girl Scouts organization. This is not the case of someone in the back room of the office trying to embezzle money. This is more of a protest, like laying down in an intersection.”
Perhaps the prosecutors should have spelled it out for him, Elmo style. ‘J’ is for JAIL…