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Probation for Obama rally streaker

Published 29/01/2011 | 09:51

Juan Rodriguez is escorted from a rally in Philadelphia (AP)
Juan Rodriguez is escorted from a rally in Philadelphia (AP)

A US man has been sentenced to probation for streaking at a rally for President Barack Obama in Philadelphia.

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Twenty-four-year-old Juan Rodriguez of New York City was arrested on charges of indecent exposure, disorderly conduct and open lewdness after streaking at the October rally before thousands in the city's Germantown section.

He was trying to win a million-dollar prize offered by internet billionaire Alki David. Rodriguez did not get the one million US dollars.

The Philadelphia Daily News reports that a judge sentenced Rodriguez to two years' probation to be served in New York.

Rodriguez said he picked Philadelphia because he thought the city would be more lenient. Prosecutors had been seeking three to 23 months in jail.

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