UPDATE: Kai arrested in Philadelphia.
ORIGINAL POST: If you are a Fresnan with a Twitter feed you’ve probably already read that the Internet celebrity Kai (who has all kinds of Fresno history at this point) has been named a suspect in a New Jersey homicide. According to a story from WABC in New Jersey:
Authorities in Union County have issued an arrest warrant for Internet celebrity “Kai the Hatchet Wielding Hitchhiker” in the murder of Joseph Galfy, Jr. in Clark, New Jersey.
The suspect is identified as Caleb Lawrence McGillvary, a 34-year-old Internet celebrity and is well known on Facebook and YouTube.
According to the story he is also “considered to be armed and dangerous,” which is no doubt disconcerting to those in Fresno who have offered up their couches to him in the past. It’s also more than a bit ironic, considering the way in which he became famous.
Obviously, we’ll be hearing more on this and soon. In the meantime, there’s this photo, which is already getting a deluge of snarky comments.
UPDATE: Here’s a comprehensive Kai story from the New Jersey Star-Ledger. There will be a press conference later today.