Billionaire Is Offering $250,000 To Anyone Willing To Get Naked And Streak In Front Of This Politician
Billionaire Alki David of Greece has offered up $250,000 to the first person willing to strip down to their birthday suit an go streaking in front of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. His quarter million dollar offer is part of some PR scheme to gain hype around a new documentary (‘Lord of the Freaks‘) about Alki David, which is good PR strategy, because even though he’s a billionaire I’ve never heard his name until now.
This isn’t the first time Mr. David’s offered up an asinine sum of money for someone to go streaking, back in 2010 he offered a $1 million prize to the first person to go streaking in front of President Barack Obama. All things considered, this is a metric ass ton of money for relatively little work or risk. You get a quarter million dollars for just running naked in front of a politician, what’s the worst that could happen?
Indecent Exposure in the City of Chicago (for anyone over the age of 17) carries the following maximum penalty:
Under Illinois law, one conviction of public indecency is considered a Class A misdemeanor which carries with it the potential for the imposition of jail time for up to one year as well as a fine of up to $2,500. While this sentence is at the extreme end, it goes to show that Illinois treats public indecency charges very seriously, and all Illinois residents must be aware of what is at risk if convicted of public indecency.
If you have been convicted of public indecency three or more times, the classification of the crime goes from being a Class A misdemeanor to being a Class 4 felony. If convicted, the penalties are much harsher and the potential for prison time and fines significantly increases. Further, if the charged individual is 18 years of age or older, and the act of indecency was performed within 500 feet of an elementary or secondary school (with children present), the classification of the
As TimeOut Chicago (link above) pointed out, since this is a high profile politician AND a PR stunt if you were to go streaking in front of Rahm Emanuel the chances are high that you’d be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, facing the maximum penalty of 1-year in jail time (the maximum jail sentence before being sentenced to prison), and a fine of $2,500. I on the other hand think that assessment is garbage, and chances are you wouldn’t even get caught. And MAJOR PROPS to Alki David for putting his billions of dollars to good causes. I like to think that if I had billions of doll hairs (“Doll hairs are not worth nothing, you know.” — Tracy Jordan, 30 Rock) I’d be putting it towards stunts like this as well.