Caleb “Kai” McGillvary, who became Internet Famous back in February [NSFW & hilarious] for a hatchet situation in Fresno, has been arrested for the death of a 73 year old lawyer, thanks to the quick thinking of a latte slinging barista.
More details on this bizarre store courtesy of – who else – the New York Post:
Life on the run for the Internet sensation known as “Kai the Hatchet Wielding Hitchhiker” ended when he asked for a cup of coffee.
Authorities are crediting an employee at a Starbucks in Philadelphia with recognizing 24-year-old Caleb “Kai” McGillvary, who was wanted in the beating death of a 73-year-old New Jersey lawyer.
Authorities say McGillvary met the lawyer, Joseph Galfy Jr., in New York, and the pair went to Galfy’s home. Days later, Galfy was found dead. Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey says the barista waited on McGillvary on Thursday, recognized him and called 911. McGillvary took off before police arrived.
An officer went to a nearby bus terminal and found McGillvary. He was arrested there.
The “incredible stalking abilities” of Vice features writer Sophie Saint Thomas produced this bonkers interview with Kai, published just before the unfortunate events in Philadelphia. We’ll let the story rest on this quote:
What do you see in your future?
I’d like to sail across the world. I’d like to visit countries that need change. If I could free just one sugar plantation in Haiti, I would feel like I have done something for all the sugar and coffee that I’ve drank in my life.