Tech millionaire John McAfee ‘arrested in Norway’ after wearing thong as a Covid-19 mask
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Tech tycoon John McAfee claims he was arrested in Norway after refusing to remove a black lace thong which he used as a face mask.
Mr McAfee, 74, who is known for his anti-virus software, McAfee, tweeted on Monday: “I am being detained in Norway. Trivial issue but waiting for high level beaurocrats [sic] to arrive. Slow b******s, as you know.
“My Coronavirus mask is the problem. I am insisting it is the safest available and I’m refusing to wear anything else – for my health’s sake. Authority!?”
The 74-year-old had planned to meet with a group called the “Red Scarf Society” in Munich but confirmed he was pushing the event back a few hours “to be safe.”
His wife, Janice Dyson, eventually took over his account and tweeted: “I’ll manage John’s account until he escapes (usual method), bribes someone (very quick – might be out in a few hours), retains the right lawyer (will be a few days) or becomes warden of the jail, in which case we will have to force him out.
“His thong mask: It doesn’t recycle his exhaled carbon dioxide, like over the ear masks,” she wrote.
Mrs Dyson added: “(Breathing impaired people are exempt from wearing masks because masks impair respiration). Masks stop bacteria. Not viruses people! He was arrested for what he believes.
I was jailed:
Visited Catalonia just before Europe banned Catalonians from travelling.
Tried to return to Germany and were refused entrance. They demanded we wear masks.
I put on my thong mask.
They demanded I replace it. I refused.
Tussle. Jail. Black eye. Released. pic.twitter.com/B8SW2VBzSm
— John McAfee (@officialmcafee) August 11, 2020
“He was not arrested for wearing the thong as a mask. He was arrested for refusing to replace it with a ‘medically certified’ over the ear mask. I refused as well. But they chose to arrest John, and leave me be.”
Mrs Dyson said that while John had been “arrested”, she was merely “detained”.
I’m following John’s instructions and heading back.
He assured me he would be released. pic.twitter.com/FOFejoXLEs
— John McAfee (@officialmcafee) August 10, 2020
Eventually, she was able to leave Norway using their private jet.
In a video filmed while on board back home, she said: “Hello everybody, I’m here on our private jet.
“I received instructions from John through a private connection that he wanted me to go home and wait for his arrival.
“So, hopefully – you know him, he got this, so you’ll be hearing from him soon, in a few hours I’m sure.
“In the meantime I’m headed home with our bodyguards and hopefully we’ll be hearing from him in a few hours. Take care!”