Today’s letter of the day is “J” for “Jail,” though the recently sentenced Elmo might think it’s for another word.
The homeless man who dressed up as Elmo in Times Square and went on an anti-Semitic rant last year, and was then arrested for extorting the Girl Scouts, has received his jail sentence.
On Wednesday, Dan Sandler, also known as Adam Sandler (please, don’t confuse him with the actor/comedian), was sentenced to one year in prison for extortion. Sandler had tried to extort two Girl Scout leaders for $2 million.
The two Girl Scout leaders once employed Sandler, He told the women via harassing messages that if they didn’t give him $2 million he would spread false rumors about Girl Scouts of America. He also sent semi-nude photos of himself to one of the women.
In one email he sent he said, “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.”
After pleading guilty to reduce his charges of second-degree attempted grand larceny and third-degree stalking, Sandler received the one year sentence. Even with the sentence, Sandler didn’t feel sorry for what he did. He told Judge Robert Stolz, “I accept the fact I committed a crime, but I’m not in anyway 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.”
Sandler has already spent time in jail, seeing as how he’s been there since he grabbed a child while panhandling in San Francisco.
According to defense attorney Lori Cohen, Sandler could be out as early as January.
So come January, hide yo kids, especially if you’re Jewish or connected to the Girl Scouts.
You can see video of Sandler in his anti-Semitic Elmo getup in the video below.