Kai the Hatchet-Wielding Hitchhiker is a man who went viral on the internet for a video where he called himself “Kai”. The video was featuring a hitchhiking man who was describing the hatchet attack as a “Smash, Smash, SUH-MASH”. The video was released by a reporter who was basically from a local news station situated in California. The video was published on the 2nd of February, 2013. The man calling himself “Kai Lawrence” was later identified as Caleb Lawrence McGillvary after the video went viral.
The video also got national attention in the press after getting viral. The man, Caleb Lawrence McGillvary was found to be from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He was describing his defense against a homicide charge that was filed against him in New Jersey after a few months the video got viral. He claimed that he was defending himself against the attack and that all that happened was none of his fault as he did this in the form of self-defense.
Where Is Kai The Hitchhiker Now?
Kai is now in the prison for murder. He was sentenced to prison for 57 years after being charged with murder. He is now living his prison life.
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What Was There In The Viral Video?
The viral video was all about the man calling himself “Kai” describing an event where he smashes a man. The video was by local Fox Affiliate KMPH i.e., a television station licensed to Visalia, California, Us, that serves the Fresno area. In that viral video, Kai was talking about who he had been hitchhiking, and a man named Jett Simmons McBride picked him up.
Kai says that the weight of that man was about 300 pounds and he was claiming himself as Jesus Christ. The man was describing Kai while driving an event of his life where he raped a girl of about 14 years in the Virgin Islands that are an archipelago in the Caribbean Sea on the time he was on a business trip.
Kia then says that McBride when describing all these crashes into a pedestrian on the road at an intersection. McBride was pinning the pedestrian against the rear of a parked truck. Then Kai jumps out of the car to help the pedestrian who was injured in the car crash but McBride stays inside the car.
After that a bystander when came to help Kai help the injured pedestrian, McBride jumped out of the car and attacked her. Kai felt that the life of the lady is in danger as McBride attacked her in a bear hug. And after the words McBride that she raped a 14-year-old girl he felt more in danger and removed a hatchet from his backpack and smashed McBride in the back of his head.
Convicted as Murderer!
On May 2013, Kai gets arrested on a charge of murdering New Jersey attorney Joseph Galfy. Kai kept on saying that he attacked Galfy in self-defense. He also said that he was drugged and raped by Galfy the day he offered Kai to stay for a night. The views of the video subsequently increased after the murder charges.
The people who had become a fan of Kai after the video got viral as he saved the life of the lady helping him for rescuing the injured pedestrian, raised a legal fund. Kai got imprisoned for around 5 years. After waiting for 5 years his trial started on the 1st of April, 2019. Kai was found guilty and sentenced to 57 years in prison. Mr. Galfy was 73 years at the time of his death.
Frequently Asked Questions
Ans: – When Kai was found guilty in 2019, he was of 32 years. According to that report, Kai is now 36 years.
Ans: – Kai was sentenced to 10 years in prison and later he was moved to Shanghai’s Qingpu prison.
Ans: – ‘The Hatchet Wielding Hitchhiker’ is going to release on Netflix on the 10th of January, 2023.
Ans: – The hitchhikers usually by using thumps try to convey to the drivers that they are hitchhiking.
Ans: – It is written in the third chapter of Hitchhiker’s Guide that the towel carried by the hitchhikers can be used as protection from the weather.
Ans: – Hitchhiking still exists in some areas but is illegal in Delaware, Idaho, Nevada, New Jersey, and Utah.
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