Caleb McGillvary, Kai The Hatchet Wielding Hitchhiker, Arrested for Joseph Galfy Murder: Homeless Viral Sensation 'Drugged and Raped,' Kills with Infamous Hatchet?

By Danica Bellini, Mstars Reporter | May 17, 2013 10:43 AM EDT
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Kai the "Hatchet Wielding Hitchhiker."
(Photo : YouTube) Kai the "Hatchet Wielding Hitchhiker."

How many YouTube users can forget Caleb "Kai" McGillvary, better-known as the infamous "Hatchet Wielding Hitchhiker?" The homeless viral sensation was deemed a hero for his life-saving efforts back in February... but now it turns out the eccentric nomad has been arrested for alleged homicide. Joseph Galfy Jr. - a 73-year-old attorney from Clark, NJ - was found dead in his home on Monday (May 13)... and the prime murder suspect is Kai. On Tuesday, Kai wrote that he'd been "drugged and rapped at a strangers house" on his Facebook page - and reports allege that he found revenge by utilizing his legendary hatchet. The 24-year-old vagabond was arrested in Philadelphia on Thursday evening and charged with the murder of Jospeh Galfy.

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First, for those readers still unfamiliar with Kai the "Hatchet Wielding Hitchhiker" -


That nifty hatchet came in handy earlier this year, but now it looks like it's the same weapon that's gotten Kai into some major trouble...

Kai met Galfy in NYC's Times Square on Saturday (May 11) - Union County Prosecutor Theodore Romankow said Kai then spent at least two nights at Galfy's quiet home on a cul-de-sac in Clark, NJ. After his stay with Galfy, Kai wandered around the rest of the week, making two trips to meet a fan in Asbury Park. He somehow ended up in Glassboro, NJ and then took a train bound for Philadelphia.

Galfy's lifeless body was found on Monday - authorities discovered him only wearing socks and underwear. The cause of death was blunt-force trauma.

After the murder, Kai posed this question on Facebook:

"What would you do" if you awoke in a stranger's house and found you'd been drugged and sexually assaulted?

One fan responded, "hit him with a hatchet." Kai commented back with, "I like your idea."

The hatchet wielding hitchhiker was arrested on Thursday (May 16) at 6:30 p.m. at the Greyhound Bus Terminal in Philly. He is currently being held on $3 million bail in Elizabeth, NJ.

"I believe everyone is a little safer with this person off the streets," Romankow said in an official statement.

What do readers think about the arrest and murder charges against Kai the "heroic" hitchhiker?

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