Obama Streaker Won't Score $1M, Will Go Rent-Free

Man gets 'consolation prize' for advertising website
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Oct 15, 2010 11:32 AM CDT
In this undated photo provided by the Philadelphia Police Department, Juan J. Rodriguez is shown.   (AP Photo/Philadelphia Police Department)
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(Newser) – The man who stripped to his sneakers and charged through a Philadelphia Obama rally won’t be getting the $1 million he expected—but he won’t have to worry about rent for 6 months, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer. The billionaire who commissioned the public nudity says streaker Juan Rodriguez didn’t quite fulfill his task, but he’ll give him the rent as a “generous consolation prize.”

The heir to a shipping fortune had offered the cash to anyone willing to appear in the buff in front of the president as a means of advertising his website. But he wanted the White House to confirm Obama had seen the naked man—which it didn’t. Still, the two men reached “an agreement,” and “I’m not going to bust his chops” over backing down on the $1 million, Rodriguez said.

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