If you thought about feeling sorry for man who dresses as The Anti-Semitic Elmo in Times Square, think again. Dan Sandler, who also goes by the name Adam Sandler is the man in the costume. He was recently arrested for extortion attempt against the Girl Scouts organization. Sandler threatened several Girl Scout leaders and employees that he would spread false rumors about the organization if they did not agree to pay him 2 million dollars. He plead guilty to reduced charges of second-degree attempted grand larceny and third-degree stalking and was sentenced to a year in jail.
If you think his acts against the Girl Scouts are extreme, you should see some of the rants and accusations he makes while dress as Elmo on the streets of New York. If you have never been unlucky enough to meet The Anti-Semitic Elmo, you can still see some of his craziest moments. Check out these videos made by local New Yorkers and Tourists that show Elmo is a not so friendly manner.
If you are wondering how The Anti-Semitic Elmo got it's name, maybe this video will give you a hint. Elmo visited central park, but it wasn't to enjoy a nice walk or entertain the children there. No, he was too busy screaming racial slurs about Jewish people and cursing like a sailor.
Wondering how Elmo got away with such actions? Well don't worry, he didn't for too long. Here you can see the naughty Elmo being arrested just after finishing one of his rants.
If you think being arrested would stop the mean Elmo, you're wrong. Just a few weeks after being arrested for harassing tourists in New York, this bad Elmo found his way to California, where he continues to make racist comments and annoy passersby.
So will serving a year behind bars convince Mr. Sandler to ditch the costume and stop his racist ways? Only time will tell.
Image from YouTube.