John McAfee was arrested over the weekend for driving under the influence of Xanax and handgun possession.
According to several reports, the McAfee Antivirus creator was picked up Sunday night in Henderson County, Tennessee by officers on patrol after a brief shootout. But according to McAfee, he had a prescription for the drug … and the shootout was ‘highly exaggerated’ by the media.
I just got a new prescription for Xanax and one pill felt good. Two seemed better. The shootout was nothing remarkable. No-one was hit.
Yes, I was arrested while under the influence of Xanax. It was a brand new prescription received the same day of the arrest (see photo) and the physician neglected to warn me about driving while taking it.
As to the weapons, I always carry them and, unless one is impaired, they are legal to possess and carry.
The shootout with the police was highly exaggerated and in fact no one was even hit by a bullet, let alone harmed by one. The Police knew me and I don’t believe their hearts were truly in the shootout, as it is not included in the official report. When I ran out of ammunition, I surrendered quietly and the officers and my self had a cigarette together and joked about my bad aim.
If there are any other questions I would suggest you call the arresting officer, I believe his name was James at 731 602 0394.
McAfee later told Business Insider that the shootout never actually happened.
The computer guru made headlines in 2012 after he spectacularly escaped from Guatemala after faking a heart attack. He is facing a wrongful death lawsuit in Belize for the murder of a former neighbor … but he says it’s all a ploy by powerful people who are out to get him.