Remember, you’re only paranoid
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.
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.
Read more of his subterfuges: John McAfee Tells World How He Fooled Cops and Escaped Belize, Wired>>
In his own words: The Escape – Part One, Who is McAfee>>