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Anti-Semitic Elmo Is Back, Extorting Girl Scouts

Dan Sandler is racking up quite a record

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Dan Sandler.(Jim Wilson/The New York Times)

Dan Sandler, alias Adam Sandler, also known locally as anti-Semitic Elmo is back.

Famous for his busking-cum-anti-Semitic rants in full costume, which shocked many bright-eyed Times Square passersby, Sandler “left” New York for the West Coast. But the honeymoon of wintry summers didn’t cure him and before long, Sander reportedly shocked Bay Area locals with paranoid ramblings about the government and Michael Milken last fall. Yesterday, Sandler was hauled into jail for a plot to extort the Girl Scouts of America–his former employer for a temp job–out of $2 million.

Transient loon Dan Sandler, who also uses the name Adam Sandler, threatened to spread false rumors that the Girl Scouts of the USA arranged sexual encounters between underaged girls and adult men, prosecutors allege in the bizarre new extortion and harassment case.

Even before today’s indictment, Sandler, 50, had been a disturbing Internet sensation for his antics as Elmo. Last year, he was arrested in Times Square and pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct for screaming “The Jews are responsible for everything that’s wrong with the world!” and “I hate Jews!” while begging for tips in full Elmo regalia.

Sandler is being held on $200,000 bail while his lawyer argues that Sandler is mentally ill and shouldn’t be taken seriously.

Anti-Semitic ‘Elmo’ indicted for allegedly trying to extort Girl Scouts for $2 million [NYPost]
‘Evil Elmo’ Sighting at Popular San Francisco Playground [SFGate]

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ajmacdonaldjr says:

Jews are not responsible for everything that’s wrong with the world, no people group is. Many, however, are responsible for much of it. Not true, Torah following Jews, of course, who do much good in the world, but those who look for loopholes in the Law, in order to do evil, or who ignore it altogether. Jesus preached against such Pharisaical Judaism, and condemned it. He also showed how loving one’s neighbor as oneself, and loving God with all one’s heart is the keeping of the whole Law and the Prophets. It’s not what goes into the body (=foods) that makes one unclean, but what comes out of the heart that makes one unclean… thoughts of greed, murder, adultery, theft, etc….

Jules Grant says:

I’m a lapse Reform Jew turned Catholic, so I see your Christian point of view on this, but I still support keeping Kashrut and the whole of the law. It was never invalidated, just perhaps made slightly more clear.

ajmacdonaldjr says:

I agree, the Law was never invalidated but was clarified.

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