International News Aug 12, 2020 1:15 PM EST

John McAfee allegedly arrested for wearing thong in place of face mask

John McAfee was reportedly arrested for wearing a thong instead of a face mask in Norway.

John McAfee allegedly arrested for wearing thong in place of face mask
Sam Edwards High Level, Alberta
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John McAfee was reportedly arrested for wearing a thong instead of a face mask in Norway, according to the New York Post.

The eccentric 74-year-old—known for founding McAfee Associates in 1987—posted to Twitter on Monday announcing that he was detained for refusing to wear a medically certified face mask.

"Trivial issue but waiting for high level bureaucrats [sic] to arrive. Slow bastards, as you know," said McAfee.

"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!?!?!?!?" he added in another tweet.

"Going to have to cancel the Red Scarf Society meeting. I am so sorry. Note to future adventurers: Always joke with your captors. No matter what."

McAfee’s wife, Janice, then began running his Twitter account noting that she would manage it "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."

"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."

Janice later posted a video taken on their private jet, which was taking off for Munich at that time.

"I'm following John's instructions and heading back. He assured me he would be released," she said.

In a later tweet, McAfee said he was "back in Belarus and, with the exception of a black eye, no worse for wear."

"I cannot speak publicly about my fun and games yesterday, regrettably, but after a few hours sleep I will be back with my usual stream of consciousness [sic]."

He shared his views on the virus on Saturday. "Yes, coronavirus, although large for a virus, is still 2,000 times smaller than a large bacteria, which masks do stop. And yes, I know viruses in droplets are released when the droplets evaporate. Duh!! But … I have breathed through this mask. What could survive?" McAfee wrote.

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