A man who became known for greeting tourists with anti-semitic rants in New York’s Central Park has pleaded guilty to blackmailing the Girl Scouts of America. Dan Sandler told Judge Robert Stoltz that he felt no remorse for his crimes. “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 the intersection,” Mr. Sandler said. “I am in no way sorry to the Girl Scouts organization, because I think they are a corrupt organization.”
Sandler reportedly attempted to extort $2 million from the organization by threatening to spread the story that the Girl Scouts arranged sexual encounters between men and Girl Scouts.
The story gets even weirder.
The New York Times reported that Mr. Sandler operated a pornographic website in Cambodia that was called “Welcome to the Rape Camp.” He was deported in 1999. In 2008 he bought his Elmo suit and then went to Times Square and Central Park to charge people for having their pictures taken with him, with the free bonus of calling out the jews for “controlling the media”. Oh, silly Elmo.
The judge also issued permanent orders of protection for the two Girl Scouts who he had been harassing.
Videos of anti-semitic Elmo in action: