It’s not just his actions though that has made Kai a viral sensation, but the overly-enthusiastic way in which the hitchhiker recounted the event to a local news crew in California.

Kai was in the passenger seat of a car in Fresno, USA, when the driver decided he was Jesus Christ and was going to ‘save everyone’, this of course meaning running over an African American man and pinning him to a truck.

As passers by attempted to help the injured man the driver tried to pull them away, at which point Kai leapt into action, pulling out the hatchet he had with him and bashing the driver with it.

However, ‘Kai the Hatchet Wielding Hitchhiker’ as he became known has now been arrested by Philadelphia Police on suspicion of murder.

Caleb Lawrence McGillvary, aka Kai Lawrence, aka Caleb Kai, aka Kai Nicodemus, was arrested after police found the body of attorney Joseph Galfy, who had died from “blunt force trauma”, according to abc7 News.

Police determined that Kai had met up with Galfy in Times Square, according to CCTV footage and returned to his home in New Jersey.

In a dramatic turn, Kai then claimed that he had been raped by the man.

He told fans, via his Facebook page: “What would you do if you woke up with a groggy head, metallic taste in your mouth, in a strangers house… walked to the mirror and seen come dripping from the side of your face from your mouth, and started wretching, realizing that someone had drugged, raped, and blown their fuckin load in you? what would you do?

“I believe that everyone is a little safer with this person off the streets,” said New Jersey’s Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow following the arrest. He was located at a Greyhound Bus station in the city of Philadelphia.