'Kai the Hatchet-Wielding Hitchhiker' Arrested On Murder Charge - Boston News, Weather, Sports | FOX 25 | MyFoxBoston

'Kai the Hatchet-Wielding Hitchhiker' Arrested In Philly On Murder Charge

Posted: Updated:
Caleb Lawrence McGillvary, a.k.a. "Kai the Hatchet-Wielding Hitchhiker," gained Internet fame after he was interviewed about saving a man by attacking the suspect with a hatchet. Caleb Lawrence McGillvary, a.k.a. "Kai the Hatchet-Wielding Hitchhiker," gained Internet fame after he was interviewed about saving a man by attacking the suspect with a hatchet.
PHILADELPHIA -

He became an Internet celebrity for his interview after stopping a murder. But now it appears the tables have turned for "Kai the Hatchet-Wielding Hitchhiker."

Police say he has been arrested in Philadelphia for allegedly killing a New Jersey lawyer.

"Kai," whose real name is Caleb Lawrence McGillvary, was arrested at the Greyhound bus station in Center City.

He is accused of killing 72-year-old lawyer Joseph Galfy Jr. in Union County, New Jersey.

Prosecutors say McGillvary met Galfy in Times Square and went home with him.

Galfy was later found dead inside his home.

"He had his underwear on he had his socks on. He was beaten about his body," Union County Prosecutor Theodore Romankow said.

According to a source close to the investigation, McGillvary was on the run when he told a woman in a Center City Starbucks that he was wanted for murder.

That woman called 9-1-1 and led police to him.

Police in Haddonfield, N.J., reported earlier that McGillvary had been seen Tuesday catching a train at the PATCO station but was no longer believed to be in New Jersey.

Before capturing McGillvary, police said he had cut his hair to try and changed his appearance and was considered armed and dangerous.

FOX 29's Steve Keeley has more details in this video report.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Suspect Arrested In Upper Merion Burglary, Home Invasion

    Suspect Arrested In Upper Merion Burglary, Home Invasion

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:05 AM EDT2014-07-23 05:05:55 GMT
    SkyFOX was over the scene in Upper Merion just after 8 a.m. on Tuesday morning where police say what started as a burglary turned into a home invasion.
    SkyFOX was over the scene in Upper Merion just after 8 a.m. on Tuesday morning where police say what started as a burglary turned into a home invasion.
  • 'Tuesday's Children' Remembers Family Members Lost To Terrorism

    'Tuesday's Children' Remembers Family Members Lost To Terrorism

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 12:35 AM EDT2014-07-23 04:35:22 GMT
    These children all share a common bond. They've all lost someone they love - because of terrorism.
    These children all share a common bond. They've all lost someone they love - because of terrorism.
  • Shoppers Get Sneak Peak Of New Target Store In King Of Prussia

    Shoppers Get Sneak Peak Of New Target Store In King Of Prussia

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:58 PM EDT2014-07-23 02:58:18 GMT
    Shoppers got a sneak peak of the mega Target store located by the King of Prussia mall on Tuesday.
    Shoppers got a sneak peak of the mega Target store located by the King of Prussia mall on Tuesday.
Powered by WorldNow

25 FOX Drive
Dedham, MA 02026

Phone (781) 467-2525

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices