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Hitchhiker Hero 'Kai' Is Apparently A Total Fucking Psychopath

Remember back in February when an energetic, over-gesticulating hitchhiker named Kai went viral on YouTube for butchering some psychopath with a hatchet? If you don’t, Kai (legal name Caleb Lawrence) went HAM on a Jesus-claiming motherfucker who was on the nasty end of a psychopathic episode. According to collated reports, Kai was hitching a ride with the perpetrator when the unidentified man ran over a utility worker before trying to kill another group of innocent bystanders. Like a savior sent from the true lord, Kai rained hell down on the crazed maniac and stopped the incident before the police arrived, therefore saving numerous lives. The profanity-laced video of an interview conducted following the Kai-Vs-Jesus showdown ended up going viral thanks to Kai’s passionate recount of the experience, which includes him repeatedly shouting WHAM into the camera as he explains embedding the hatchet into the skin of the crazy ass Christian.

But the more you learn about Kai, the more you question his sanity. Claiming he was brought up in a fundamentalist Christian environment, Kai has since explained that the only religion that truly resonates with him is Witchcraft. He told VICE he carries around a set of voodoo cards, then proceeded to explain he lives without a drivers license, a social security card, or a passport. He also lives his life predominantly ‘off the grid’, which seems contradictory to a person whose face has racked up almost four million views on YouTube in just a few months. On top of all this, he’s been in a number of physical altercations with other members of the public since the hatchet incident. In one such scuffle, Kai explained the victims face was “split up to the point where I think he needed surgery.” These honest recounts of recent events seem contradictory to the good Samaritan persona Kai happily adopted after almost hatcheting a man to death.

All the uncertainty surrounding Kai was proven true earlier this week when US authorities announced he was a wanted fugitive in relation to the beating death of 73-year-old Joseph Galfy Jr, a lawyer from NYC. After meeting one another amidst the neon lights of Time Square, the pair reportedly went back to the home of the man almost three times Kai’s age. Just days later, Galfy was found dead on the floor of his upper-class apartment, wearing nothing but his underwear and socks. Having suffered severe trauma to his head and torso, authorities immediately declared the death as a homicide. It didn’t take long to prove Kai was the perpetrator, thanks to a poorly thought out half-admission on his personal Facebook page and a lengthy history of violence on the only piece of paper that proves his existence – his rap sheet.

This chapter in the tale of Kai further solidifies the eerie aura hanging above the unkempt hair of the once hitchhiking hero. In retrospect, these new revelations make it impossible to tell how fabricated the tales that surfaced in regards to the hatchet incident really are, though it’s become blatantly clear Kai won’t be getting out of this fiasco nearly as easy. Perhaps this is just another example of fame raping and pillaging the mind of an individual who never asked for such a thing in the first place. Or, perhaps Kai is just one crazy son-of-a-bitch and we’re all idiots for believing him in the first place. Yeh, that’s probably it.


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