May 17th, 2013 08:27 EST
Kai the Hatchet-Wielding Hitchhiker Goes Viral One Last Time! But For Murder !
Caleb Kai McGillvary, AKA Kai the Hatchet-Wielding Hitchhiker, was arrested Thursday evening at a Philadelphia bus station for murdering Joseph Galfy, Jr. A second viewing of Kai`s viral video from February, where he spoke to a reporter (Fox affiliate KMPH) in Fresno, will be viewed more negatively in light of these shocking new developments.
Unfortunately, what was originally perceived as persuasive street-charm and a survivalist tenacity, will now be re-interpreted as a proper con job by a man with a troubled past, who had a bad streak of violence etched in his DNA!
As I watched the famous video this morning, which now will morph to infamous in the wink of an eye, I saw what I thought was who this man really is, an ignorant crazy, violent dude, who roves the country-wide highways hitchhiking, seeking thrills or misadventures.
The possibility that violence may be part of the picture of these `Cheap Thrills` is reenforced when you watch this video, where Kai alludes to another incident in an orchard. This leads me to believe this violent streak had surfaced many (or several) times before.
This is just my impression; I don`t have all the facts in front of me, nor am I a criminal psychologist. I will say, however, I wonder whether this video went viral, not because of Kai`s street savvy and capacity for quick on your toes street vigilantism, but rather since he was obviously, overtly (naturally) crazy violent.
If this is true, it would cast a shadowy pall on a ravenous audience that craves for these types of anti-heroes who will resort to violence in a sudden instance of crisis. The fact that he carried a hatchet about in his backpack only electro-charges my hypothesis, like cheap lighter fluid on scorching white Barbecue coals!
Well, I took a long, hard draw of piping hot coffee; I needed to return to Reality from Internet Candyland, which is where this fictionalized Kai the Hatchet Wielding Hitchhiker mostly resides. I needed to place my journalist hat back on my head and look only at the facts we have available in the case.
An example is Kai`s movements last weekend and after the murder of 73 year old gay attorney, Joseph Galfy, Jr. Why did Kai go to New York City in the first place? What were the circumstances of him meeting Galfy in Times Square? Was it a pick-up? Did Galfy know of Kai`s fame?
Most of all, why did Caleb kill Galfy? Are his claims he was drugged and raped, which he posted on his Facebook account, fabrications to cover-up why he really did it? There`s a safe bet on this being true. McGillvary must have bludgeoned Galfy Sunday night (we`re hearing), but then traveled by train to Asbury Park, NJ. Who did he meet in Asbury Park? Oddly enough, he went to Asbury Park on Sunday, then returns to commit the murder.
If it was a fan or a friend of his, did this person turn him in? And was this a result of Kai confessing what he had done to this yet unidentified fan? Then, we wonder, why did he and the fan travel to Philadelphia, then to Glassboro in southern New Jersey? Then back to Philadelphia, where he was arrested; dude was on a bad trip!
This may seem stupid, but I wonder exactly when did Kai cut his hair off? I read (as reported by the Clark-Garwood Patch) he stopped into the Bistro 1051 (somewhere in New Jersey) restaurant at 10 PM Sunday night, asking the owner Michael Savvis for a drink of water. This startled the owner, since he was just closing up, and he noticed a very disheveled street-ish individual who made him very nervous.
Kai had already cut his hair by this point; this leads me to believe he cut it off when still at Galfy`s Starlight Drive residence, which is in Clark, NJ, 20 miles west of New York City. Well, my head is spinning from all this tracing of the Hatchet Wielding Hitchhiker`s zany movements! He`ll be still now, locked behind bars. But what will happen to Jimmy Kimmel Live? Betcha Jimmy`s scratchin` his head about now.