"There's justice, then there's street justice."
March 5, 2014 9:47 AM Subscribe
posted by drlith (55 comments total)
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Street kids take justice into their own hands when "Bad Elmo
" returns to San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf.
Elmo impersonator Dan Sandler, "Bad Elmo," first gained notoriety in New York City's Central Park for his anti-Semitic outbursts in June of 2012
. After picking up operations and moving to the West Coast in fall of 2012
, Bad Elmo was arrested and extradited back to New York on charges of practicing extortion
against the Girl Scouts of America. Sandler plead guilty and received a 1-year sentence
for the charge.
A year in the hoosegow was apparently not enough to change his Bad Elmo ways. Sandler has been arrested in SF recently for aggressive panhandling but so far these charges are not enough for police to bar him from the wharf. So juveniles described by reporters as "street kids" have taken matters into their own hands, harassing Sandler and facing arrest themselves for their efforts to convince the former owner of the Cambodian porn site "Rape Camp
" that he is unwelcome.