John McAfee, an entrepreneur once associated with antivirus software and now associated with drugs and tropical murder accusations, is back in the news for illicit reasons. Police in his new home of Tennessee just busted McAfee for DUI and gun possession.

According to The Jackson Sun, McAfee was “arrested Sunday night by Tennessee Highway Patrol in Henderson County,” and “charged with driving under the influence and possession of a handgun while intoxicated.” But because John McAfee is a volatile man, he took to Facebook to elaborate on the incident as only John McAfee can do (unhinged, inadvisably):

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.

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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.

He continued, unprompted:

Lest anyone think I acted irresponsibly, here’s how it went down:

The day of my arrest I obtained a prescription for Xanax. People are trying to kill me and while most people might sail through such a situation unperturbed, I myself at time’s feel stessed. The Doctor said Xanax would calm me down. Unfortunately. It calmed me down too much.

The Police acted responsibly, politely and with restraint. At the sound of gunshots I naturally assumed that my ex wife had caught up with me and returned fire. Who wouldn’t. The only casualty was a 50 mph speed limit sign that0 intervened between myself and my presumed ex wife. I can’t shoot for shit on Xanax.

It seems likely he’s joking about the shootout, but given the look of that mugshot up top, the Xanax bit is plausible. McAfee is still facing a wrongful death lawsuit for the 2006 killing of a neighbor in Belize.

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