Anti-semitic Elmo street performer gets year in jail

Dan Sandler will go to jail for trying to extort millions of dollars from his former employers - the Girl Scouts.
Posted By KATE STANTON, UPI.com   |   Oct. 9, 2013 at 8:10 PM   |   Comments

Oct. 9 (UPI) -- The Times Square street performer occasionally dubbed "Evil Elmo" has been sentenced to a year in jail for his failed plot to extort $2 million from the Girl Scouts.

“I accept the fact I committed a crime, but I’m not in anyway sorry to the Girl Scouts organization," said the unapologetic Dan Sandler, also known as Adam Sandler, in court Wednesday.

Sandler, who has been arrested previously for his anti-semitic Times Square rants, worked as a temp for the Girl Scouts several years ago. When no longer working for the organization in 2012, Sandler began firing off "alarming" emails to Girl Scouts staff members.

He threatened to spread false rumors about the organization and sent "semi-nude" photos of himself to a former supervisor.

"If I go the controversial route I will probably publish fictitious content about the Girl Scouts. And name names….Like your name! Because you were my caring supervisor who now gives me the silence [sic] treatment," he wrote in one email.

At his sentencing on Wednesday, Sandler called the Girl Scouts "very corrupt" and said his crimes "were more of a protest, like laying down in an intersection.”

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