On Tuesday morning Craig Coakley woke up and went to work with a smile on his face. That’s because he knew that Tuesday was going to be the last time he woke up as a nobody, for he was going to make his mark on the world that night. Then his moment arrived when he stripped off his clothes, tied a toy monkey around his waist, and became the first streaker in the history of Citi Field.
It was an epic, magical moment that all of those in attendance with share with family and friends for years to come.
For Coakley I’m sure his life as a plumber is over, and now a new world of celebrity and power surely awaits him. That or possibly a year in jail and definitely a fine, but that’s cool too. A year in jail is nothing compared to the eight years Coakley spent planning his moment in the spotlight.