Important update to this absolutely insane, WTF?!?!?! news story about Kai the Hatchet Wielding Hitchhiker, who became Internet-famous after this memorable interview went viral. According to Union County Prosecutor Theodore Romankow, Caleb "Kai" McGillvary was arrested at Philadelphia's Greyhound Bus Terminal terminal early Thursday evening. McGillvary is being held on $3 million bail after allegedly beating 73-year-old Joseph Galfy Jr. to death in his New Jersey home after they met in New York City. According to ABC6, Galfy was found dead Monday, wearing only underwear and socks. Kai's Facebook page claims he was drugged and raped, asking what would you do?
Via Philadelphia's 6ABC News:
Action News confirmed Kai slept at a fan's home in Glassboro, New Jersey Monday night.
The three residents who live at the home have all been interviewed by police.
One resident named Eric spoke exclusively with us Thursday afternoon. He said he believes Kai could have committed murder.
"He had been on the road a while, so kind of rough around the edges, but a nice guy," Eric.
McGillvary spent the night in a Glassboro home the day after he is accused of bludgeoning Galfy to death.
Police say he came to Philadelphia and later called a fan who lives in the Glassboro house to pick him up.
"We didn't know when he was staying here. He didn't give any signs of it. He was a nice enough guy and everything, but afterwards it kind of made sense after everything we are hearing. You go back on all of the stuff he was saying and it all made sense," Eric said.
The hitchhiker who is known for his dark locks showed up with his hair cut short, a possible disguise.
Police say he also spent some time in Philadelphia in the hours after Galfey was killed.
"He said he was going down to Georgia trying to catch a bus, but other than that, I don't know," Eric said.