Obama Streaker Pleads Guilty

Gets six months probation for streaking at presidential event

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    The man says he needed the money.

    A Staten Island man pleaded guilty Friday, admitting that he streaked at a Philadelphia event featuring President Barack Obama last year.

    Juan Rodriguez made national headlines when he streaked naked at Obama’s “Moving America Forward” event in the Germantown section of the city last Oct. 11.

    The 24-year-old was charged with indecent exposure, disorderly conduct and open lewdness after he streaked naked on the 100 block of E Haines Street, police said.

    During a quick court proceeding Friday he put in his plea and was sentenced to six months probation.

    Back in October, Rodriguez said he ran naked through the presidential visit in the hopes of getting $1 million from a billionaire who dared the masses. Alki David, the billionaire behind Battlecam.com promised $1 million to anyone who is seen nude in front of the president with the word “Battlecam” written on his chest, according to CNBC.com.

    Rodriguez tried to do just that, he said.

    "I needed the money for a number of different things," Rodriguez said after he was released from jail.

    Unfortunately for the streaker, a few days after the incident, David told CNBC that Rodriguez wouldn't get the full prize because Obama didn't really see the streaking but rather heard a commotion.

    But David did, however, cover Rodriguez's family bills and rent needs, according to an ABC News report.


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