Antivirus pioneer John McAfee is on the run from a murder investigation but took time out of his hectic schedule as a fugitive to update his website and clarify that he has not yet been captured. Rather, his “double” was caught by authorities.
The Inquisitr‘s Todd Rigney reported this morning that McAfee may or may not have been captured by authorities in Belize and treated the early report with a proper dose of skepticism. Indeed, it seems as though McAfee is still a free man after all, and he took to his recently launched website to declare that he had in fact not been captured at the Belize/Mexico border.
McAfee, who authorities call a “person of interest” in a murder case, said that he is no longer in Belize and that the man who was caught was his “double.” In a blog post titled “I am safe,” McAfee writes:
“I apologize for the silence, and misdirection. I am currently safe and in the company of two intrepid journalist from Vice Magazine, and, of course, Sam. We are not in Belize, but not quite out of the woods yet. I will do a more detailed posting later today if all goes well. My ‘double’, carrying on a North Korean passport under my name, was in fact detained in Mexico for pre-planned misbehavior, but due to indifference on the part of authorities was evicted from the jail and was unable to serve his intended purpose in our exit plan. He is now safely out of Mexico.
“We are are well, but extremely tired. Vice Magazine, later today will do a posting, with video.”
McAfee, who was already very “Howard Hughes” before he turned “Carmen Sandiego,” also took some time to criticize the media’s reporting of his troubles:
“As an aside, I would like to point to the extraordinary lengths the mainstream media will go to maintain a sensationalist story. The New York times piece, for example, not one time mentioned that three of my friends were arrested and are still in prison, or that for a week, they held two women friends, one with a child who was still nursing. How long can the press maintain the ‘Drug crazed madman’ perspective? I think it will end with Vice Magazine’s story. They have seen, and heard everything.”
We’ll cover said story when it comes out. Until then, we’ll ask you: Where in the world is John McAfee?