So, remember that super weird, kind of crazy, yet totally likable guy, Kai the Hitchhiker? His interview with a reporter went viral after he helped rescue a girl from some crazed lunatic? He was dubbed by some as the "hero hitchhiker". He seemed like a tweaked out surfer/stoner dude, and the world fell in Internet love with him after the reporter asked him how old he was, and he replied: "I can't call it."
Yeah, well, he was just arrested. For murder.
Kai, real name Caleb McGillvary, was arrested on Thursday in Clark, New Jersey, and is currently being held on $3 million bail. He's charged with killing 73-year-old Joseph Galfy, Jr. in the attorney's home. The cause of death has been ruled as blunt force trauma. In an extremely graphic and NSFW Facebook message, Kai has eluded to the fact that he was drugged and raped by Galfy.
It will probably be a long time before we know what went on in Galfy's home -- if we ever find out at all. But the fact that Kai allegedly killed this man is both shocking ... and not. I mean, he was made famous for bludgeoning someone with an axe. But at the same time, he really did just seem like a laid-back stoner dude.
What happened is an absolute tragedy -- especially if Kai is lying about what transpired. But I guess we shouldn't be super surprised -- it isn't like we all knew Kai. We thought we did, because he was completely glorified after his insane interview. But all we saw of him was a two-minute clip in which we found Kai to be hilarious and lovable.
As time goes on, more details will obviously come to light, and we'll know more about Kai and what took place. But until then: Damn. Kai the Hitchhiker. Really?
Watch Kai's original interview. Warning, LANGUAGE/NSFW!
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