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if they're not out to get you.
John McAfee, the founder of McAfee, a security software company, lived in Belize. When his neighbor died from a gunshot wound, Mr. McAfee was wanted by police as a "person of interest". Although insisting he had nothing to do with the death, he didn't trust the police, so he fled the country.
From Wired magazine:
The former software executive describes an operation that was heavy in advance planning and trickery. He says he planted a lookalike (“my double — a man I have known for over 30 years and who years ago legally changed his name to John McAfee”) and had him picked up by authorities in the northern Belize-Mexico border, while he and a group of friends and reporters loaded up a truck and headed in the opposite direction, to a southern town called Punta Gorda. With the news that he’d been arrested broadcasting on a local news station, McAfee figured that checkpoint security would relax.Read more of his subterfuges: John McAfee Tells World How He Fooled Cops and Escaped Belize, Wired>>
McAfee followed another friend who was driving one of his pickup trucks to avoid checkpoints on the highway. This was another decoy, McAfee said. “If they stopped the truck, I knew the checkpoint officers would be swarming all over it. Subsequent traffic would be likely to be waved through.”
But then, he also had a secret weapon: the weather. McAfee made sure that his dash happened on a rainy day. “In Belize, no checkpoint officers will ever stop a car in the rain,” he wrote.
In his own words: The Escape - Part One, Who is McAfee>>