Streaker Arrested At President Obama’s Philadelphia Rally
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — As thousands of people gathered to listen to President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden energize voters ahead of next month’s election, another man joined the crowd allegedly with his own agenda: streak for a million dollars.
During the “Moving America Forward” rally Sunday afternoon in Philadelphia’s Germantown section, police say Juan James Rodriguez, 24, of Staten Island, New York, was arrested after running near the stage completely naked with the web address battlecam.com written across his chest.
Media cameras and cell phones were recording as Rodriguez was escorted away by officers covering the man’s lower extremities with a rally sign.
The stunt, according to reports, was an attempt to claim a million dollar prize allegedly offered by a billionaire entrepreneur, to the first person who streaked in front of the president — following other stipulations as well.
It is unclear if Rodriguez met the requirements, but one thing is certain, he was definitely in the buff.
Police say Rodriguez, who has been charged with Indecent Exposure, Open Lewdness and Disorderly Conduct, remains behind bars at Philadelphia Police Headquarters awaiting an appearance before an arraignment court judge.
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