John McAfee Accuses Vice Magazine Of Revealing His Location On Purpose So They Could Film His Arrest
It would really suck if you were a murder suspect and police found you only because your picture was in a magazine. Sounds like it would be your fault for being in the picture, right? John McAfee would definitely beg to differ.
Vice Magazine accidentally revealed his location by including his GPS coordinates in a picture and police used the photo to track down and catch McAfee.
He let the journalists tag along and film him for an upcoming Vice documentary up until the minute he was arrested. For someone running away from a murder and trying to keep a low profile, it doesn’t seem smart to keep members of the media so close to you.
McAfee released this statement about his feelings towards Vice Magazine after his arrest. “Due to information just received, it is no longer clear to Mr. McAfee that the “accidental” release of his coordinates due to Vice Magazine’s editorial department’s failure to remove location data from their now notorious photo, was indeed an accident.
This incident led directly to Mr. McAfee’s arrest. The reason, possibly, was that Vice wanted exclusive access to Mr. McAfee’s arrest, which they in fact obtained and broadcast. This, and subsequent developments, including a breach of verbal contract, has led Mr. McAfee to terminate all contact with Vice.”
It’s not clear whether or not Vice really did purposely set the guy up, but again, what fugitive would surround him with the media and not expect a word of his personal life to get out to the public? Media + Crime = Busted. Simple math.
Andrew Alvez | Elite.