The tech industry is at times a bizarre business, but it's not too often that a high profile security software guru is wanted for murder. As wild and crazy as it sounds, that sums up the situation surrounding John McAfee -- yes, THAT McAfee -- who is reportedly on the run from murder charges, and not for killing PC performance (ZING!). And guess what? Murder is only the tip of the iceberg.
According to Gizmodo, John McAfee is a prime suspect in the murder of American expatriate Gregory Faull, who was shot to death in his home on San Pedro Town on the island of Ambergris Caye. Apparently the two men weren't on good terms and had argued over a number of issues. Last week, Faull filed a complaint against McAfee for firing off guns and exhibiting "roguish behavior." More recently, the two had a dispute over dogs.
Last week, Gizmodo ran an extensive article on McAfee's current status, and it reads like a movie script for a bad Hollywood movie. It involves firearms, narcotics, police raids, and several "far-fetched" assertions.
McAfee is said to have been posting on drug-oriented Russian message boards about his abuse of bath salts. He posted about "super perv powder" and relayed that the most effective way of taking a dose is through rectal insertion, also known as "plugging."
It only gets weirder from there, and we don't feel inclined to post everything this guy was allegedly into. If you're looking for quirky tech news, however, hit up Gizmodo's links above and get ready for a wild ride.