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Anti-Semitic Elmo Heads Out West, Boasts of Cash and Sushi

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By / October 16, 2012

It looks like anti-Semitic Elmo—last seen getting arrested in Times Square last month—has headed out West, seeking greener pastures and fatter wallets. According to Michael Wilson, a writer for the New York Times’ City Room blog, the 48-year-old former pornographer was spotted at a San Francisco playground, then sent Wilson a bizarre email saying he was posted up at Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco, making bank:

“Why?” he wrote. “I am the only cartoon character.”

As if to drive the point home, he attached a picture of a pile of cash beside plates of sushi. “Feasting on sashimi,” he wrote.

Watch out, Los Angeles—he’s headed to you next.

Ranting Elmo Finds Prosperity Out West [New York Times]
Previously: Anti-Semitic Elmo is Back—He Got Arrested in Times Square Today
Why Anti-Semitic Elmo is Creepier—and Less Funny—Than We Had Thought
The Growing Anti-Semitic Elmo Crisis