'Evil Elmo', a street performer in New York, must love Girl Scout cookies. 'Evil Elmo' attempted to extort a Girl Scout executive for a full time, $100,000+ job or, if they said no, he'd take $2 million up front instead.
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Dan Sandler, arraigned on attempted grand larceny and other charges, pleaded not guilty, and a judge ordered him held on $200,000 bail.
Prosecutors in Manhattan alleged that the defendant, who also goes by the name Adam Sandler, last year began sending and leaving harassing emails and voice mails for a Girl Scouts supervisor he met while working a temp job at the nonprofit. They said that when the supervisor told him to stop contacting her, he threatened to spread false rumors about sex abuse in the organization unless it gave him a high-paying position or made him a millionaire.