Celebrity Hitchhiker Kai Wanted for Murder: 5 Fast Facts You Need To Know

Published:3:03 pm EDT, May 16, 2013| Updated:10:41 am EDT, July 19, 2013|
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Just three months ago, Kai The Hatchet-Wielding Hitchhiker made his viral debut as a hero. Today, he is wanted in the homicide of a New Jersey lawyer Joseph Galfy, Jr. who was found dead in his home in Clark, NJ on May 13, 2013.

Philly.com reports:

Today, officials in Union County said Kai, whose real name Caleb Lawrence, is wanted in the bludgeoning death of a North Jersey attorney.

This past February, this long-haired hitchhiker hit stardom via Youtube after saving the life a woman from a man who believed he was Jesus.

How does a man go from saving a life to taking a life? Read these facts and see if you can figure it out.


1. The Guy Answers to Many Names

Known to his audiences as "Kai the hatchet wielding hitchhiker," Kai Lawrence actually goes by several names. Authorities know him as Caleb Lawrence McGillvary, but he is also identified as Kai Lawrence, Caleb Kai Lawrence and Kai Nicodemus.


2.The Long-Haired Hitchhiker Has Chopped His Locks

Apparently, the famed hitchhiker has cut his hair to disguise his appearance in order to avoid authorities or recognition in any way.

ABC Local states:

Based on the investigation, authorities know that McGillvary has cut his hair in an attempt to alter his appearance.

So, if you see a Kai look-a-like or a hitchhiker on the side of the rode with a thumb up, be sure to do a double-take.


3. Kai Made Headlines With Crazy Behavior on the Witness Stand

Upon testifying against Jett Simmons McBride in the case where Kai saved the life of a woman against attacker McBride, Kai's behavior on the stand was thought to be very strange. He even used the wrong hand when swearing his oath in court. When corrected, he raised his other hand and tried to swear with both hands in the air.


4. Jimmy Kimmel Wants More People to be Like Kai

A little behind-the-scenes chat with Kimmel about his thoughts on Kai as a person and about the time he spent with Kai on the show.

"He's a very interesting guy. I don't know where you find these people, but keep bringing them to me." - Jimmy Kimmel

5. He's Been Spotted!

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The last place Kai was supposedly seen was actually today at a light rail station in Haddonfield, New Jersey. There is a $5,000 reward for those offering information on Kai's whereabouts to Union County Crime Stoppers.


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