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Whoops, the Web Famous Hatchet-Wielding Guy Might’ve Killed Someone

Culture

Whoops, the Web Famous Hatchet-Wielding Guy Might’ve Killed Someone

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Remember Kai, the adorably helpful hitchhiker who helped stop a potentially dangerous case of road rage by wielding a hatchet and coming to the rescue? Boy, did we meme the shit out of that guy. But it turns out the story may have an ending that’s not so appropriate for image macros: Kai, whose real name is Caleb Lawrence McGillvary, is wanted in conjunction with a New Jersey murder. According to ABC:

The victim, Joseph Galfy, was found inside his home on Starlite Drive on May 13, 2013 after officers received a call to check on his well-being.

An autopsy performed the following day determined that Galfy died as a result of blunt force trauma, said Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow.

Based on the investigation, authorities know that McGillvary has cut his hair in an attempt to alter his appearance.

He was last seen at a light rail station in Haddonfield, N.J. area, said Romankow. He is considered to be armed and dangerous.

Also of note: McGillvary goes by Kai Lawrence, Caleb Kai Lawrence and Kai Nicodemus. Also also of note: Holy shit, hatchet guy maybe killed a guy. Must all our Internet enjoyments let us down? Must all memes turn out to be real people capable of good and evil rather than frozen faces on our computer screens, re-captioned and re-blogged for all eternity? Such a disappointment. By “armed and dangerous” we must assume he’s carrying a hatchet, so beware.