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ANTIVIRUS Eccentric tech millionaire John McAfee arrested after wearing 'safe lacy thong

• The Sun

TECH millionaire John McAfee has said he was arrested in Norway for wearing a thong over his face in place of a coronavirus mask.

Writing on twitter, McAfee, known for developing the first commercial antivirus software, said he had refused to remove the underwear for his "health's sake".

John McAfee said he was arrested in Norway for wearing a thong over his face in place of a coronavirus mask

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John McAfee said he was arrested in Norway for wearing a thong over his face in place of a coronavirus maskCredit: Twitter

McAfee seen wearing the thong on the steps of a private jet

McAfee seen wearing the thong on the steps of a private jetCredit: Twitter

McAfee and wife Janice seen previously holding large guns on the deck of a boat

McAfee and wife Janice seen previously holding large guns on the deck of a boatCredit: Twitter

Wife Janice McAfee later began posting from the account, saying John had been arrested and that she had been detained.

McAffee, 75, is known as the founder of McAfee Associates, which he ran between 1987 and 1994 before resigning from the company.

He later founded a number of other companies, and prior to the 2008 financial crash was worth an estimated £60million.

He has had numerous run-ins with the law in the past and claims not to have paid taxes since 2010.

In a tweet on Monday, McAfee said he had been stopped by authorities in Norway and wrote: "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!?!?!?!?"

Pictures showed him with black underwear covering his mouth and nose and the straps hooked back over his ears.

He then posted a picture of himself laughing with a police officer and wrote that he would have to cancel an appearance that had been scheduled for that evening.


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