The Obama streaker isn’t getting paid

Back in August, British billionaire Alki David promised $1 million in cash to the first person who streaked in front of Obama with his website name written on his chest while shouting “” six times. It was supposed to be a publicity stunt because no one would be stupid enough to do it, right?

Aw, crap. Someone was. Juan Rodriguez, 24, from New York was arrested on Sunday for pulling off the stunt. Juan said his family needed the money. Now Alki David is backing away slowly clutching his money to his chest like Scrooge McDuck. Alki says he has yet to confirm it.

“It’s still not confirmed,” David, 42, told the Daily News on Monday. “Whether he was in earshot and eyesight of the President is what’s being debated right now.”

There’s also a Pennsylvania law that says a person can’t profit from an illegal act, a law Alki hopes to use. But Tasha Jamerson, spokesman for the DA Seth Williams, says the Son of Sam statute only applies to murder cases.

Then there’s the possible $1 million fine the judge might give Juan. Looks like the real winner here is Philadelphia and us and my pet turtle. Because I fed him just now.

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12 years ago

You can’t fine somebody $1 million for a misdemeanor case. Maybe $1000 max.

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