Monday, December 10, 2012

Anti-virus software pioneer John McAfee has been on the run for weeks, avoiding Belize police who want to question him about the death of his neighbor.

In his strange cross-country journey, he claimed to have used a body double to distract authorities. He is accused of illegally sneaking into neighboring Guatemala, where he was denied political asylum and arrested, and he was rushed to the hospital following complaints of chest pains all the while keeping a blog detailing his saga.

Now, McAfee just wishes it was all over.

In a new interview with Reuters, McAfee said his goal "is to get back to America as soon as possible."

"I wish I could just pack my bags and go to Miami," he added, then admitting his political naiveté. "I don't think I fully understood the political situation. I'm an embarrassment to the Guatemalan government and I'm jeopardizing their relationship with Belize."

Guatemalan authorities arrested McAfee for illegal entry late Wednesday. Soon afterward, Belize authorities said they expected him to be quickly sent back to Belize. Belize and Guatemala are intertwined in a territorial dispute which McAfee's case may stand to complicate