Tech millionaire John McAfee 'arrested in Norway' after wearing thong as a Covid-19 mask

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  • August 11, 2020
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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.

— 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”.

— 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!”