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$1 Million Streaker Waiting for Prize

There’s no question that 24-year-old Juan J. Rodriguez was naked, and near President Obama.

President Barack Obama in the Oval Office
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President Barack Obama in the Oval Office

But did he adhere to all the rules set by Alki David, the billionaire behind Battlecam.com, and the famous dare to streak in front of the US President?

That’s the question everyone, including Rodriguez himself, must be wondering.

“We’re hoping to make a happy announcement soon,” David told CNBC in a follow-up conversation Wednesday. David’s PR confirmed to CNBC that the announcement will likely be made by radio announcement on Thursday.

So the man who ran naked at President Barack Obama's rally in Philadelphia in the weekend has probably won $1 million - but only if someone in the Obama camp confirms he was close enough to the commander in chief.

“We’re delighted to say (the streaker) probably has (won the prize),” billionaire Alki David told CNBC Tuesday.

David had recently offered $1 million to anyone who could streak in front of Obama with Battlecam.com, the name of David's competition Web site, written on his or her chest and shout "Battlecam" six times.

On Sunday, Rodriguez of New York City was charged with indecent exposure, public lewdness and disorderly conduct after he allegedly streaked at President Obama’s rally in Philadelphia.

Rodriguez was arraigned Monday night and released on a $10,000 signature bond.

The video of Rodriguez apparently streaking is on Youtube.com. (Warning: this clip contains nudity).

“We’re very happy, he has done everything (to win the challenge),” David told CNBC Tuesday.

In an earlier interview with CNBC, David said costs such as lawyers and fines needed to be taken into account, and that he had been contacted by between 150 and 160 "serious" applicants for the prank.

“I have the lawyer on, (Rodriguez is) out on bail and out of jail,” David told CNBC Tuesday, adding that "the three charges are 2nd-grade misdemeanors."

Asked why he chose Obama as the target, David previously told CNBC that although he is an Obama fan, it’s because of the president's global reach, "I have nothing against him, I think he's an awesome human being, I really do. He just happens to be the wrong president at the wrong time."

So the only thing standing between Rodriguez and the $1 million prize is confirmation from the Obama camp that the President was within ‘eyesight and earshot’ of the streaker.

David had told CNBC this would be done Tuesday, “We will be presenting the prize at (Rodriguez's) home in New York City,” David told CNBC, adding, “We’re looking forward to handing (over) the cash.”

It seems Rodriguez must now wait till Thursday, and until then, hope that David is still looking forward to handing over the cash.