Image: Obama rally streaker
Matt Rourke  /  AP file
A woman reacts as Juan J. Rodriguez is escorted by Philadelphia police from a campaign rally where President Obama was speaking on Sunday. staff and news service reports
updated 10/14/2010 7:58:58 PM ET 2010-10-14T23:58:58

A New York City man who ran naked through President Obama's campaign rally in a bid to win a $1 million Internet challenge will not receive the full prize.

British billionaire Alki David, who initiated the publicity stunt, said 24-year-old Juan J. Rodriguez didn't meet the requirements for the full prize because he didn't get within eyesight or earshot of the president.

Instead, David will pay the Staten Island man's rent for a year, his sister's medical bills and an undisclosed cash settlement, David said in a statement. Rodriguez has vowed to try it again, David said, this time with another "undisclosed head of state."

Rodriquez was arrested after streaking at the Philadelphia rally on Sunday. Police charged him with indecent exposure, public lewdness and disorderly conduct. He was released Monday night on a $10,000 bond.

David offered the $1 million to anyone who could streak in front of Obama with the name of David's video Website on his chest.

Rodriguez said he thought that he'd met the requirements.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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