Man faces trial for streaking at Obama rally

In this Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010 photo, a man identified as Juan J. Rodriguez by the Philadelphia Police Department, is escorted from a rally in Philadelphia as President Barack Obama, not pictured, makes remarks. According to police, Rodriguez, of the Staten Island borough of New York was charged with indecent exposure, open lewdness and disorderly conduct. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

December 9, 2010 6:12:48 AM PST
The New York man accused of streaking at a rally featuring President Barack Obama for a cash prize is set to go on trial next month in Philadelphia.

Twenty-four-year-old Juan Rodriguez, of Staten Island, N.Y., was charged with indecent exposure and other charges in October after he allegedly ran naked through a rally at which the president spoke.

Rodriguez appeared before a Philadelphia judge to face trial Wednesday but it was postponed to January 28.

KYW-AM reports that Rodriguez's attorney wanted the case reviewed for a program designed for nonviolent, first-time offenders but prosecutors rejected the proposal.

An Internet billionaire says Rodriguez was trying to collect a million-dollar prize he offered to the first person to successfully streak close to Obama.