‘Kai the Hatchet-Wielding Hitchhiker’ Wanted in Beating Death of NJ Lawyer: VIDEO


Caleb Lawrence McGillvary, a 34-year-old man who became internet famous after a video of his life-saving efforts against a man who thought he was Jesus Christ went viral on YouTube, is now wanted in the beating death of a NJ lawyer.

ABC News reports:

He was last seen at a light rail station in the Haddonfield, New Jersey area, said Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow. McGillvary is considered to be armed and dangerous. The Camden County Prosecutor's Office said that McGillvary is likely no longer in New Jersey and there is "no immediate danger in Haddonfield."

McGillvary is homeless but considers himself "homefree" and relies on the generosity of strangers for food, lodging and transportation.

The AP adds:

Joseph Galfy, Jr., was found dead in his home Monday, two days after authorities said he met McGillvary in New York City. He was found wearing only his underwear and socks by police who went to his home to check on his well-being, the prosecutor said.

Statements posted on McGillvary's Facebook page following the homicide indicated the encounter was sexual in nature, Romankow said, though he declined to go into specific detail.

On his Facebook page, McGillvary's last post, dated Tuesday, asks "what would you do?" if you awoke in a stranger's house and found you'd been drugged and sexually assaulted. One commenter suggests hitting him with a hatchet — and McGillvary's final comment on the post says, "I like your idea."

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After McGillvary's video went viral, he appeared on Jimmy Kimmel, and has since "traded on that celebrity to meet fans across the country," the AP adds.

UPDATE: McGillvary has been arrested at a Philly bus station.

Posted May 16, 2013 at 6:43pm ETC by Andy Towle
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