A BILLIONAIRE internet mogul, who promised to pay $US1 million to anyone who streaked in front of President Barack Obama, is holding out on the cash.
Alki David, the heir to a shipping and bottle-plant empire who issued the online dare, now says video of Juan Rodriguez's birthday-suit sprint at a Philadelphia rally Sunday is inconclusive.
David said he would not pay a Staten Island man who took him up on the offer unless Mr Obama confirms he saw the naked dash.
"We're waiting to hear from the president to see if he, in fact, saw Juan Rodriguez during the streaking challenge. As soon as we get confirmation, we will make the payment."
The White House has already said it would not comment on the incident.
Mr Rodriguez, 24, stripped naked and screamed “Battlecam.com” less than 12 metres from Mr Obama. He also had the website’s name scrawled on his chest.
He was arrested and charged with indecent exposure and lewd behavior before being released on $10,000 bail.
Mr David admitted that traffic on his website doubled since the stunt.
Mr Rodriguez is banking on being paid in full. "I'm trying to get in touch with Mr. David. I've done everything I was supposed to do."
The father-of-three, who is separated from his wife, said he already has plans for the big prize. He wants to put some of the money aside for his kids' education and help his sister with some medical expenses.