John McAfee detained in Guatemala
Ah we can always count on bizarre software mogul, John Mcafee, to provide an entertaining story. The anti-virus software pioneer fled Belize after he was asked to come in for questioning on the murder of his neighbor. McAfee resurfaced in Guatemala earlier this week and was quickly detained.
Police in Belize went to question McAfee shortly after they found his neighbor, Gregory Faull, dead from a gunshot wound to the head. They didn’t find him initially because he’d had buried himself under the sand in his backyard, using a piece of cardboard to help him breath. Um, what?
The story just got more interesting from there. McAfee fled Belize, but not before donning various disguises and taking his 20-year-old girlfriend (he is 67) with him. While on the run McAfee crouched in closets while maintaining a blog which updated followers on his situation and attacked the police.
After weeks on the lam, McAfee was accidentally exposed by Vice Magazine’s editor-in-chief Rocco Castoro. You’d think the kind of anti-virus software could’ve protected his “secret” location a little better.
Castoro, who was in Guatemala filming McAfee for a documentary, posted a photo to vice.com without clearing the GPS data first. Bada bing, bada boom, and McAfee is found. Guatemalan authorities detained McAfee for entering the country illegally he now faces deportation.