Kai is now reportedly in custody of Philadelphia PD after he was detained and arrested at a bus station. According to local Union County Prosecutor Theodore Romankow, he is being held on $3 million bail.
If you would have asked me to guess which viral internet sensation is most likely to commit a murder, there’s no doubt that Kai, the insane hatchet wielding hitchhiker who found fame in a news interview after witnessing and purportedly thwarting an assault on a Fresno freeway, would have definitely been among my top three guesses. I don’t have a Ph.D in Psychology or anything, but I’ve known this dude was 100% clinically unstable after watching the first 24 seconds of his KMPH interview.
Surprise, surprise. Today, the 24-year-old surfer dude, whose real name is Caleb Lawrence McGillvary, is at large and wanted for the murder of Joseph Galfy Jr., a 73-year-old New Jersey attorney. An autopsy revealed Galfy died from blunt force trauma, coincidentally correlating with the hatchet striking method showcased by McGillvary in the interview that garnered him so much fame.
When McGillvary is apprehended, his trial will prove to be interesting to say the least, judging from his last Facebook post as cited by NJ.com:
In his latest Facebook entry, posted Tuesday, McGillvary intimates that he was drugged and raped, but does not say where or when the incident took place.
“what would you do if you woke up with a groggy head, metallic taste in your mouth, in a strangers house… walked to the mirror and seen … dripping from the side of your face from your mouth, and started wretching, realizing that someone had drugged, raped, and (had sex with you)? what would you do?” it reads.
Well that’s motive right there, guys…
Caleb Lawrence McGillvary — a.k.a. Kai Lawrence, a.k.a. Caleb Kai Lawrence, a.k.a. Kai Nicodemus — is currently at large and was last seen around Haddonfield, NJ. He is believed to have cut off his hippie hair in an attempt to alter his perpetually stupid, tree-hugging appearance. Both state and federal officials are working to locate him, and his bail has preemptively been set at $3 million.