Kai – The Hatchet Wielding Hitchhiker

His real name is Caleb McGillvary, he became an instant celebrity in 2013, after an interview with him, after he defended a woman from being attacked, went viral. The Hatchet Wielding Hitchhiker charts his overnight fame, where he appeared on The Jimmy Kimmel Show and was approached about making a reality series. Three months later Lawrence was arrested for murder.

In February 2013, Lawrence hitched a ride with a man named Jett Simmons McBride. During the journey McBride drove into a pedestrian, Lawrence got out of the car to assist the pedestrian and was helped by a woman who was passing by. McBride got out of the car and began to the attack the woman. Lawrence then attacked McBride with a hatchet he had in his bag. Lawrence was hailed a “hero” for defending the woman.

His fame soon became short-lived, as only three months after his viral interview Lawrence was arrested for the murder of 73-year-old lawyer Joseph Galfy.

Lawrence claims Galfy drugged and sexually assaulted him, whilst Lawrence stayed at Glafy’s home for the night. He maintains he attacked Galfy in “self defence”.

During the police investigation they found a piece of paper with Kai’s number and name on it underneath a laptop. There was also a train ticket receipt which the police used to track down surveillance footage, which showed Galfy buying Kai a train ticket, and the pair hugging goodbye.

Kai was later tracked down at a Philadelphia bus station and confessed to the murder of Galfy.

However, in 2019 Lawrence was sentenced to 57 years in prison and currently remains at the New Jersey State Prison, in Trenton.