An Elmo-costumed street performer named Dan Sandler has been sentenced to a year in jail for trying to extort $2 million from the Girl Scouts.
According to Sandler, he was upset about the ties between the GSA and the pharmaceutical industry, claiming that the GSA is an extremely corrupt organization.
In a bizarre twist to the story, Sandler was arrested last year for yelling out anti-Semitic comments as a street performer. In September 2012 police picked up him up for doing his version of a Mel Gibson impression, screaming, “The Jews are responsible for everything that’s wrong with the world! I hate the Jews!”
But in a change of pace this year, Sandler has changed his focus from the Jews to the Girl Scouts. In a court appearance, he rambled on about using off-labeled drugs for other purposes than the original intent. Actions, he says, perpetuated by the young girls in uniform.
Sandler has plead guilty and will spend one year at Rikers Island. He has also agreed to stop harassing and stalking Girl Scouts officials and staff.
Sesame Street had no comment.