According to numerous posts on John McAfee’s Twitter, the former antivirus tycoon and cryptocurrency proponent was arrested in (probably) Norway, or Spain, or Germany.
While he hasn’t disclosed lots of details, the reason for the arrest was quite compelling – wearing a lady’s underwear as a protective mask and refusing to replace it.
John McAfee is among the most controversial figures within the cryptocurrency community. From refusing to pay taxes, claiming they are illegal, to running for US President, his life seems anything but boring.
Even his cryptocurrency views appear controversial, to say the least. He went form “Bitcoin will reach $1 million” to “Bitcoin is an ancient technology,” so he decided to launch his own privacy coin – GHOST.
The latest drama began a few days ago when he attempted to board a plane from what initially appeared as Norway to perhaps Munich, where he had plans to convene a “Red Scarf Society” meeting on August 11th.
However, the authorities had issues with his unique coronavirus mask. It was actually ladies’ underwear, which, according to McAfee, is the safest one available, and he chose it for his “health’s sake.”
The Tweet series continued after McAfee’s wife took over his account to shed some light on the situation:
“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.”
Later on, his wife said that their location is “none of your business” in a video but claimed that her husband got her a bottle of champagne, despite being jailed.
Just a few hours ago, McAfee regained control of his Twitter account and updated his followers that he was released. Although with a black eye, he was back in Belarus.
Per his explanation of the events that occurred, he was actually jailed because he “visited Catalonia (Spain) just before Europe banned Catalonians from traveling.” McAfee, his wife, and the private security guards tried to return to Germany and “were refused entrance. They demanded we wear masks.”
Then comes the most compelling part of his explanation – “I put on my thong mask. They demanded I replace it. I refused. Tussle. Jail. Black eye. Released.” McAfee said that he spent 14 hours in jail in another tweet where he experienced “roughing up.”