Dateline | January 18, 2013
>>> greg faull and john mcafee were probably never going to be pals. faull liked to have a drink or two. mcafee was a vocal tee totaler. faull liked to get out and meet the neighbors. mcafee tended to be a homebody.
>> faull liked expensive birds. mcafee collected stray dogs . turns out it was the dogs that brought the simmering tension between john mcafee and greg faull to a boil.
>> greg wasn't a dog person. he had three parrots. he was a bird man and everyone knows if you have birds you're not too fond of dogs. in fact, said faull's property manager shane and brittany mccann , greg had been bitten by one of mcafee 's dogs and another time by a nash's dog.
>> you get a lot from dogfights.
>> on a visit, john mcafee 's dogs were very much on his son's mind.
>> he said those dogs make a lot of noise, and i wish he'd do something about the dogs.
>> you could hear them.
>> we could hear them barking and so forth and he said i just wish they'd do something about it.
>> dogs, it turns out was just the tip of the iceberg . john mcafee had armed guards around his place. at night, said the neighbors, it was not unusual for people strolling along the beach to have mcafee 's guards confront them with guns.
>> and if you're a tourist and someone signs a maglight flashlight in your face while shouldering a shotgun it -- it can be disconcerting.
>> it's ridiculous that we have to worry and get stopped just because we want to walk home or walk down to the other bar or walk down to a friend's house.
>> but unlike the other neighbors, greg faull was never shy about gettinging into john mcafee 's face.
>> a couple of times john was out there and greg was yelling at him. keep your dogs inside the fence and just, you know, like -- we have tourists here. they're biting people.
>> in response, mcafee raised the height of his fences and on more than one occasion said shane mccann he saw mcafee use a taser to keep his dogs in line.
>> he'd taser his dog to get back into his fence line right there on the public beach in front of tourists. the dog would whimper, cry, tail between his legs and run back into the fence line of his property.
>> of course, even that didn't keep the dogs from barking all night. so finally, in an act of desperation greg faull decided to make a formal complaint to city hall .
>> greg was a nice guy . he was a character.
>> daniel guerrero was from close by san pedro town .
>> greg had submitted a complaint here, and it was three points, one was that he had eight to 12 vicious dogs chasing and attacking residents and tourists. number two was that his personal security guards were intimidating people, and the third one was the increasing traffic late at night , the vehicles, taxis were coming every hour. that was annoying for them and we were in the process of writing letters and go meet mr. john mcafee , but we never got to him. so none of the complaints were actually addressed.
>> a fatal delay, perhaps. because by early november it was common knowledge that the fun-loving bar-hopping bird man and the famous tee totaler of ambergris caye were on a collision course . greg faull was ready to take matters into his own hands.
>> he told everybody that he was going to poison those dogs. everybody knew that he was going to poison the dogs.
>> nobody knows exactly what happened the night of november 9, 2012 . as we started to piece it all together a mcafee bodyguard named william mulligan told us he was patrolling the boss' bodyguard that night.
>> the dog was leaking out of his mouth and blood was coming out of its anus and walking around the property, then came another been, and another one and they had been poisoned.
>> four of them so he and mcafee shot them to put them out of their misery. up the beach at the rojo lounge jeff spiegel and his wife vivian heard the gun shots from mcafee 's beach estate.
>> there were enough that we thought there was a war going on outside. we're talking 30, 40, maybe more shots fired.
>> the next morning, a saturday when the bodyguard reported the poisoning incident he told the police he thought he knew who did it, an american matching greg faull's description who a few days earlier stood on the beach in front of mcafee 's compound shouting curses about the dogs.
>> i did give the police one suspect in mind, this american fellow, and i asked if they had someone available to take a visit over there to speak to the guy and they said they would.
>> now saturday evening. greg faull went to shane 's place for dinner where, said shane , he seemed to confirm what practically everybody on the island suspected.
>> he told me there on the beach. the dogs were poisoned and gave me a little wink.
>> then after dinner said mccann , greg bummed a couple of cigarettes and walked away along the beachheaded for home. that would be the last time anyone saw the birdman of ambergris caye alive.
>>> coming up.
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