Anti-Semitic Elmo? Man who dressed as Elmo sent to prison.
Anti-Semitic Elmo:The homeless man who went on an anti-Semitic tirade while dressed as Elmo was sentenced to a year in prison after a plot to extort $2 million from the Girl Scouts.
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Dan Sandler was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty to attempted grand larceny and misdemeanor stalking as part of a deal with prosecutors.
Sandler, of Ashland, Ore., was accused of threatening to publicize false information about the Girl Scouts unless he got the money. Prosecutors say he sent harassing emails and photos to an employee of the nonprofit.
Sandler was arrested last year in Times Square while wearing the "Sesame Street" character costume and causing a scene that blocked traffic. He pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct. A defense attorney has said his rants weren't a real threat.