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.

juan j rodriguez Streaker Arrested At President Obama’s Philadelphia Rally

Juan J Rodriguez (credit: philadelphia police department)

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.

Stay with CBSPhilly.com for the latest on this story.

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  1. I have been reading out a few of your stories and i can claim pretty good stuff. I will make sure to bookmark your website.

  2. Jake says:

    You get arrested for being naked in America? That’s funny, in Canada, we can be nude whenever we want and wherever we want.

    But then again, we have freedom of expression in Canada.

  3. Jimmy Hoffa says:

    Philly is the best city in the country. Where else can an ex-con get a multi million dollar job and be loved by the city? Thank You Philly!!!!
    sincerely.
    Michael Vick

  4. Ed says:

    Naturally, this would happen at a dem rally. Mental instability is a requirement to be a democrat is it not?

  5. formerPA says:

    Someone ought to tell the ‘king’ he too has no clothes…

  6. Cowboy says:

    Somebody threw a book at him there, too. Luckily, it was a copy of the Constitution. So it sailed right over his head.

  7. Geewang says:

    This apparently is from battlecam.com doing a challenge for eccentric billionaire Alki David for his website. For advertisement purposes.

  8. Smitty says:

    That’s the only naked truth anyone saw or heard that day.

  9. emjay says:

    Whether we blame Mr. Bush or Mr. Obama for our nation’s troubles, the moral of this story is that a streaker added some humor to our presidential visit. Lighten up, people!!

  10. Not Myprez says:

    The only way the “prez” could get a crowd – – you KNOW the demo-RATS paid the poor sob…Who would be surprised ? The RATS have $Billions stolen from taxpayers (stimulus $ etc. ) to put in their coffers under anyone’s name – just as obama did in ’08 – They have a.c.o.r.n. & other Thugs in every precinct, AND there are millions of “zombies” who vote democrat for no other reason than “always have, and always will…” We The People will have to VOTE Republican just to get the RATS out of D.C. – – My hope is that by 2012 the anti-God, anti-American, anti-Life, anti-Marriage, Marxist/Communist, Intolerant, Lying, Racist, democratic party will be completely destroyed….If it is not destroyed, The American “Dream” will turn into a nightmare (which is obama’s ‘hope & change’) Once the Republicans are a majority We The People will have to take out the RATpublicans (there are quite a few) and possibly start a Conservative Constitution Party…

  11. Red Zone says:

    Check his papers!

  12. Tom says:

    I too like the analogy to “The Emporer’s New Clothes”, but also remember that Carter signed the Community Reinvestment Act. So it clearly goes back much further than 3 Jan ’07

    Maybe Reagan was right about “…it’s just that so much of what they know isn’t so…” but it doesn’t stop them from trying to usher in their new New Deal.

  13. Darrell says:

    The only thing that could make this even funnier…. is if Mr. Rodriguez turns out to be an Illegal Alien! Now that would be hilarious!

  14. Bob says:

    Media lie. The poor guy was just trying to speed up the security check point. If everyone went naked we could get through these check points a lot easier and faster.

  15. Mark says:

    For some, I am sure It brings a whole new meaning to the word “stimulus.”

  16. Clyde says:

    Took you MSM guys long enough to cover this! I read about it on the U.K.’s Daily Mail site last night, along with the book-throwing incident. You guys were badly, badly scooped!

  17. Tommy Victorious says:

    Thank you Nash Vegas for reminding us of the FACTS! Thank you very much!

  18. AeroJack7 says:

    I am as conservative as one could get. I am also unemployed and struggling to keep my family afloat. If I knew about one million dollars being offered just for flaunting my 2 inches of manliness in front of some lefty gathering I would have hocked my wedding ring for a plane ticket to be there.

  19. Steve says:

    This is Kevin Kolb’s fault.

  20. Naked in the US says:

    Hey, ho, BHO,
    In 2012 you gotta go!

  21. Diane Molter says:

    I hope he gets his $1M. At least this made the appearance of Barry and
    Bite-Me interesting.

  22. bj houston says:

    Did he get the money lol

  23. luvobumma says:

    ——————————————————————————–

    January 3rd, 2007 was the day the Democrats took over the Senate and the Congress:
    At the time:
    The DOW Jones closed at 12,621.77
    The GDP for the previous quarter was 3.5%
    The Unemployment rate was 4.6%
    George Bush’s Economic policies SET A RECORD of 52 STRAIGHT MONTHS of JOB CREATION!
    Remember the day.
    January 3rd, 2007 was the day that Barney Frank took over the House Financial Services Committee and Chris Dodd took over the Senate Banking Committee.
    The economic meltdown that happened 15 months later was in what part of the economy?
    BANKING AND FINANCIAL SERVICES!
    THANK YOU DEMOCRATS for taking us from 13,000 DOW, 3.5 GDP and 4.6% Unemployment to this CRISIS by (among MANY other things) dumping 5-6 TRILLION Dollars of toxic loans on the economy from YOUR Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac FIASCOS!
    (BTW: Bush asked Congress 17 TIMES to stop Fannie & Freddie – starting in 2001 because it was financially risky for the USeconomy).
    And who took the THIRD highest pay-off from Fannie Mae AND Freddie Mac?
    OBAMA
    And who fought against reform of Fannie and Freddie?
    OBAMA & the Democratic Congress

    So when some idiot tries to blame Bush

    REMEMBER JANUARY 3rd, 2007 THE DAY THE DEMOCRATS TOOK OVER!

    Bush may have been in the car but the Democrats were in charge of the gas pedal and steering wheel they were driving.

    “It’s not that liberals aren’t smart, it’s just that so much of what they know isn’t so.” -Ronald Reagan

    1. sad to see our country in this mess says:

      Accurately researched, my friend! Vote them out! I am so tired of their blame game when it is clearly evident they are the ones who are at fault.

  24. Curt says:

    He was just trying to retrieve the empty suit standing on the podium.

  25. Mark says:

    Wow, then I guess there were at least two pricks on disply in Phili this weekend.

  26. Alby says:

    Rodriquez should have mooned the S.O.B.!

  27. Woody says:

    I love the private sector refusing to hire anybody until this last group of hippies who lived in communes back in the seventies on acid are swept off the floor and thrown into a compost pile (for organic farming).

  28. HTS says:

    The putrid stench of BHO’s administration is reeking everywhere.

  29. Cousin Eddie says:

    The economy is so bad, look what this dude is willing to do just to get some ends.
    I hope after all of this hassle, he wins the prize. He may need the money for a lawyer, and hope for a change of clothes!

  30. P Nolan says:

    Keith, I believe the Real Estate bubble burst a couple years after William Jefferson Clinton campainedthat EVERY American had the RIGHT to own a home!!! How did that work out???

  31. Donna says:

    He looks and acts like a typical democrat to me…..

    1. benstone says:

      stay classy Donna, stay classy

  32. Keith says:

    All these phonies talking about how Obama ruined the economy. The economy tanked in 2007/2008 with the burst of the Real Estate bubble. In case you can’t do the math, that was on W’s watch. Now I can’t say that Obama has fixed much if anything, but I know who broke it.

    1. NashVegas says:

      For those of you who are SICK of the INTERLOPER Obama STILL propagating the fallacy that it’s “Bush’s Fault”, think about this:

      Remember the day…
      January 3rd, 2007 was the day the Democrats took over the Senate and the Congress:

      At the time:

      The DOW Jones closed at 12,621.77

      The GDP for the previous quarter was 3.5%

      The Unemployment rate was 4.6%

      George Bush’s Economic policies SET A RECORD of 52 STRAIGHT MONTHS of JOB CREATION!

      Remember the day…
      January 3rd, 2007 was the day that Barney Frank took over the House Financial Services Committee and Chris Dodd took over the Senate Banking Committee.

      The economic meltdown that happened 15 months later was in what part of the economy?
      BANKING AND FINANCIAL SERVICES!!!

      THANK YOU DEMOCRATS for taking us from 13,000 DOW, 3.5 GDP and 4.6% Unemployment… to this CRISIS by (among MANY other things) dumping 5-6 TRILLION Dollars of toxic loans on the economy from YOUR Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac FIASCOS! (BTW: Bush asked Congress 17 TIMES to stop Fannie & Freddie – starting in 2001 because it was financially risky for the US economy):

      And who took the THIRD highest pay-off from Fannie Mae AND Freddie Mac????

      OBAMA (unprecedented for a FRESHMAN Senator)

      and who fought against reform of Fannie and Freddie???

      Obama

      so when you try to blame Bush…

      REMEMBER JANUARY 3rd, 2007…. THE DAY THE DEMOCRATS TOOK OVER!

      1. mark says:

        Well Said. Social re-engineering brought us down. It is bad math used by a bunch of religeous left elites who think they can trump common sense and usher in some man-made utopia. Thanks a bunch.

      2. Steve says:

        You can’t reason with people like Keith. He only knows what he’s been told and can’t think beyond that.

      3. don don says:

        If you think the economy tanked because of fannie may and freddie mac, you are nuts. But, in 3 years, you should remember that you held the democrats responsible from they day they took over congress.

        The crisis was caused by one thing – the fact that mortgages were securitized and sold by people who never had to collect (and therefore sold to anyone and everyone). The “growth” that that created in the years leading up to the crisis were thanks to the housing market so, that was not real growth – it was the run up to the mortgage crisis.

        As for job growth, here is what fox news reported in January 2007. http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,242424,00.html

        Note the Bush commerce secretary whining about the “recession that the president inherited”… six years prior?

        Get a clue, man. No amount of exclamation points or typing in all capital letters makes up for facts

    2. John Malone says:

      Idiot, 18 months now and still near 10% unemployment. The clown in the White House has done nothing to jumpstart this economy. You must be one one of the 45% who want everything given to you by our government. What’s the word, lazy. Yeaph, that’s it. Another robotic democrat. Looks like you’ll never amount to anything in life.
      Regards, JM

    3. James says:

      There are a lot of people in the US that are not aware
      of this info. Pass it on.
      We need to vote people out of our house! IN November

      The day the democrats took over was not January 22nd
      2009 it was actually January 3rd 2007 the day the Democrats
      took over the House of Representatives and the Senate, the
      start of the 110th Congress. The Democratic Party controlled
      a majority in both chambers for the first time since the end
      of the 103rd Congress in 1995.
      For those who are listening to the liberals
      propagating the fallacy that everything is “Bush’s Fault”,
      think about this:
      January 3rd, 2007 was the day the Democrats took over
      the Senate and the Congress:
      At the time:
      The DOW Jones closed at 12,621.77
      The GDP for the previous quarter was 3.5%
      The Unemployment rate was 4.6%
      George Bush’s Economic policies SET A RECORD of 52
      STRAIGHT MONTHS of JOB CREATION!
      Remember the day…
      January 3rd, 2007 was the day that Barney Frank took
      over the House Financial Services Committee and Chris Dodd
      took over the Senate Banking Committee.
      The economic meltdown that happened 15 months later
      was in what part of the economy?
      BANKING AND FINANCIAL SERVICES!
      Thank Congress for taking us from 13,000 DOW, 3.5 GDP
      and 4.6% Unemployment to this CRISIS by dumping 5-6 TRILLION
      Dollars of toxic loans on the economy from YOUR Fannie Mae
      and Freddie Mac fiasco’s!
      (BTW: Bush asked Congress 17 TIMES to stop Fannie
      & Freddie – starting in 2001, because it was financially
      risky for the U.S. economy, but no one was listening).
      And who took the THIRD highest pay-off from Fannie Mae
      AND Freddie Mac? OBAMA.
      And who fought against reform of Fannie and Freddie?
      OBAMA and the Democratic Congress.
      So when someone tries to blame Bush…
      REMEMBER JANUARY 3rd, 2007…. THE DAY THE DEMOCRATS
      TOOK OVER!” Bush may have been in the car, but the Democrats
      were in charge of the gas pedal and steering wheel they were
      driving. Set the record straight on Bush!

      “It’s not that liberals aren’t smart, it’s just that
      so much of what they know isn’t so” – Ronald Reagan

      1. Ray says:

        YOU ARE SO CORRECT. i say this not as a Republican and I am not a DEM., but I say this as a AMERICAN. The GOP shoould hire you to lay out thier road map for the mid-trim and 2012 elections. Good Work

    4. LLinLa says:

      It’s curious how W was responsible when the economy tanked at precisely the same time the Democrat Congress came to power and W tacked to the Progressive side. Whether or not you agree with the Mideast turmoil, how would you rate the first 6 years of the W economy. Don’t want o talk about that, huh. dope!

    5. Josh says:

      Last time I checked W and even Obama for that matter don’t write the checks nor appropriate funds. Why don’t we ask Rep. Frank, Sen. Dodd what happened? Nah you don’t want to go there – do you? How about we ask that nut job running for governor in NY about his time running HUD and the absolute disaster his regime created. Nah but you don’t wanna go there either. I mean that would be fact and not conjecture.

    6. Bad Bob says:

      Let’s see, who was running Congress and the Senete in 2007-2008?

      Why “gasp” it was the demorats.

    7. Michael says:

      All I have to say about the housing bubble then is that Bill Clinton started the whole mess… And W. Bush didn’t have the chance to rebuild the mess since he had to take care of the war on terror.

    8. Josh says:

      Look you fool the HOUSE creates all budgetary bills and the HOUSE and ALL of CONGRESS was controlled by the Dems starting when – – 2007 no you do the math. This is 5th grade social studies. Here is some more info for you, when the Dems took over in 2007 we had a deficit of 160 billion – in 2010 it is going to be 1.6 trillion – So who increased the debt? By 10 times the amount.

  33. Pat Joseph says:

    check out the new senate bill S510 which makes it illegal for you to have a garden in your backyard, grow anything like peppers and tomato’s. Call your sherriff and ask about this and the half million dollar fines proposed. Who wrote this proposed law ?now we can not feed ourselves in the event food becomes unavailable to buy. They are trying to take over everything the past 6 years and you are a lemming & revenue generator, thats all.

    1. don don says:

      You are nuts.

    2. Mare says:

      Where did you see this information.. that is the crazest thing I have ever heard!!!

    3. cris miller says:

      your right pat, only a stupid ioidt can’t see the truth.

  34. Zoe says:

    At least it was obvious that he didn’t have a bomb strapped to himself! That being the case, why is he behind bars?

    1. Tricia says:

      If he’d had a bomb, they wouldn’t have arrested him. The ACLU would have been all over it like fleas on a dog…

  35. yelnick mcwawa says:

    well, barry has no clothes so why not a normal person?

    1. Snarry says:

      My thoughts exactly…Obama’s the Emperor without clothing, Il liked the sybolism though.

    2. dht3510 says:

      EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!!!

  36. Thomas_in_Newport says:

    I thought he was just demonstrating how the democrats have destroyed the economy, leaving us naked, and how the raising taxes in January will take everything we have saved so all we will have left is our “birthday suit” and Obama will try to get that. Or maybe he was showing how open to attack we are from the Chi-Comms and the Islamic Fascist terrorist with the total mishandling of our nation by the democrats.

    1. ben stone says:

      Thomas_In_Newport – Dems lowerd taxes for lots of Americans and are only proposing a return to the prior level for those making $250,000 and above.

    2. Shortkut says:

      Really? you just became broke in the last 2 years? I have a feeling you’ve been a broke loser your entire life, no matter who is in office. Get real bud.

  37. Ben R says:

    I think the most significant part of the article is the first sentence
    ” As hundreds of people gathered to listen to President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden energize voters ”

    only hundreds of people showed up?!? not even 1,000?! Wasn’t this guy drawing crowds of tens of thousands during his campaign? Looks like someone’s popularity is in the toliet.

    1. Jim J says:

      Streaker Arrested At President Obama’s Philadelphia Rally
      October 11, 2010 9:34 AM

      Print Share 12
      Streaker Arrested At President Obama’s Philadelphia Rally

      You obviously did not read the article. Here is a copy of the first paragraph;

      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.

      1. Jim JJ says:

        Who cares about semantics when he’s going to lose in 2012?

      2. John says:

        Only a Republican would refer to facts as semantics. LOL

      3. sad to see our country like this says:

        Hey Jim J….You’re thinking of the visits to Ohio, Virginia and Western PA, where Obama couldn’e sell seats. they had to try to get the college kids in, who also had no interest! happy days are here when people start waking up to this horrible reality that has crashed our country.

  38. tom says:

    This happened in Philly? I’m shocked! What a classy town.

    1. trash says:

      he’s from staten island, don’t be an idiot

    2. mark muhlig says:

      Tom, I’d like to invite you to Philadelphia and buy you the best roast pork sandwich you ever had. Then you can come to my store and meet and chat with the people of this world class city. I think you would change your tune.

      1. JonSE says:

        “world class city” Oh, yeah. Some Philadelphians may think so, but I can assure yu that much of the country does not.

      2. logic&reason says:

        Wasn’t it at a Phillies game this year where that drunk dude made himself puke on a little girl in front of him? World class city full of trashy people.

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