Kai the 'Hatchet-Wielding-Hitchhiker' wanted in New Jersey murder

Internet celebrity wanted in connection with murder Monday in New Jersey


HADDONFIELD, New Jersey – Authorities investigating the killing of a New Jersey lawyer have issued a murder warrant for an internet celebrity known as "Kai the Hatchet-Wielding Hitchhiker," a nickname he got because used a hatchet to subdue a man who ran over a California utility worker.

Union County officials say the suspect, also known as Caleb Lawrence McGillvary, 24, who has appeared on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," was last seen at a rail station in the Haddonfield, N.J. area and may have cut his hair to try to change his appearance.

Officials believe he killed Joseph Galfy, who was found in his Clark, N.J. home on Monday, dead of blunt force trauma.

Authorities said McGillvary pondered on his Facebook page Tuesday the idea of waking up in a stranger's house with a groggy head and injuries, and the realization of being drugged and raped. "What would you do?" he wrote, according to officials.

McGillvary gained notoriety earlier this year when he was hitchhiking with a man who allegedly attempted to run over a utility worker.

According to the Fresno Bee, McGillvary pulled a hatchet out of his backpack and struck the driver in the head after the dispute, and others held the man until police arrived.

McGillvary describes himself as "homefree," rather than "homeless," and said on Kimmel that he steals from Wal-Mart, Target and Safeway and gives away the loot.