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Tue Feb 5, 2013, 11:05 AM

Give Caleb Kai Lawrence, the Hitchhiker who stopped the Racist Jesus Nut's attack, a little help.

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A man claiming he is Jesus smashes his car into a utility worker on the street because the worker is black .....

Caleb Kai Lawrence is the hitchhiker and hero who saved a woman from the crazed assailant and probably saved an African-American man from the racist vehicular assault.

Page created to ask people to give Kai some help: http://www.gofundme.com/1zluh8

The viral DU thread by PeaceNikki and two videos:
VIDEO: Hitchhiker uses hatchet to save woman from bear hug attack, gives best NSFW interview ever
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022312739





AND, here again is one of the pages created to ask people to give Kai some help: http://www.gofundme.com/1zluh8

Here is Kai's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yodhehwawheh

Here is a Public Figure page: Kai The Homefree Hitchhiker https://www.facebook.com/KaiTheHomeFreeHitchhiker

Here is a Fan page: http://www.facebook.com/KaiOfDogtown

I've hitchhiked over 100,000km and I have a lot of wild stories, but never anything this insane.

Usually, only the very nicest of the very nice people stop for hitchhikers, and usually
you ride in an old vehicle because they are also poor people who care about others.

Hashtags: #Kai #HomelessHero

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Reply Give Caleb Kai Lawrence, the Hitchhiker who stopped the Racist Jesus Nut's attack, a little help. (Original post)
Coyotl Feb 2013 OP
Democracyinkind Feb 2013 #1
Coyotl Feb 2013 #2
Democracyinkind Feb 2013 #3
Coyotl Feb 2013 #8
Coyotl Feb 2013 #20
LisaLynne Feb 2013 #4
a la izquierda Feb 2013 #5
LisaLynne Feb 2013 #6
Coyotl Feb 2013 #9
Earth_First Feb 2013 #7
Downtown Hound Feb 2013 #10
Coyotl Feb 2013 #11
PeaceNikki Feb 2013 #12
randome Feb 2013 #13
Coyotl Feb 2013 #14
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Coyotl Feb 2013 #16
phleshdef Feb 2013 #17
Coyotl Feb 2013 #22
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Luminous Animal Feb 2013 #21
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Contrary1 Feb 2013 #25
Coyotl Feb 2013 #26
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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 11:08 AM

1. Thanx for this thread.

I just learned about Kai today and I find him very likeable and intruiging. And I shouldn't say this but je's pretty damn cute too. Wouldn't mind giving him a lift anytime.

Oh BTW would love to hear your hitchhiking stories. Think about posting some of them once!

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Response to Democracyinkind (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 11:22 AM

2. One of my hitchhiking stories, by request:

I was at UC Berkeley, working the library stacks for a few weeks back in the early 70s. Due to getting soaked in a rain, I took a bus from Davis to Berkeley and they lost my backpack. I walked down from the campus area YMCA to the main drag to San Jose to hitch to the bus station. I stood across from the Jack-in-the-Box when a taxi went by, then came around the block and stopped. I explained I was hitching and he said get in anyway.

We were driving through a section of abandoned or empty buildings, the slum area between the metros with an obvious minority population. He stopped the cab in the middle of three lanes, got out, left the door open, and walked across the street towards a building. I noticed no shops open or anything, wondering what he was doing. He placed his foot against a ledge, pushed off, and did a fast dash toward the taxi. I looked to see if a car was coming. When I turned back I saw him flying through the air before he smashed his head on the rear passenger window. It took him a while to crawl up into the car and start driving. I decide to stay with him in case he needed me. He let me out at the bus station. I had a stiff drink, then called the police. They said, "We have been waiting for your call. Someone else called it in and described you too." The guy did not want to answer any of my questions after the event.

Sometimes, life is just plain inexplicable. I can still remember my visual experiences from that night, right down to the building placements, name brands of the burger joints, etc.

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Response to Coyotl (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 11:26 AM

3. This is better than I could have imagined. Thanks.

You can PM me or post more of those anytime. Really enjoyed that.

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Response to Democracyinkind (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 11:56 AM

8. I was on my way to Southern Mexico that time, and in Putla de Guerrero, I was

standing beside the road or walking up the mountain for about 3 hours, my record wait at that time, when the third vehicle to pass, the first one without arms and limbs sticking out the windows from being too full ...

How many Mexicans fit in a car? One more, at least usually!

... when this guy in the drug delivery van stops and apologizes for not being allowed to provide rides. We talked a while, and he decided i was cool enough to ride in back with all the drugs. I rode over the mountains behind the steel mesh with all the drugs and we had great conversations all the way to Tlaxiaco, Oaxaca.

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Response to Democracyinkind (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 09:47 PM

20. It was early morning in Indianapolis when I stumbled out of the woods and put up the thumb

The very first car to pass had to really press the brakes to stop even slightly near me. A ran up to the new Corvette and engaged the driver in conversation via the window, "How can we fit this big Kelty pack and my sleeping roll in a Corvette?"

"No problem ...." He insisted we try the compartment behind the seat. Plus, he was going to Chicago, a nice, long ride in real comfort, and fast. With a half-inch to spare, we got the pack stowed and quickly made up for his lost moment at over 100 mph.

James Baine had just gotten the phone call last night from his brother. His Daddy was just shot for a dollar in a poker game in MS. He was going to the funeral, but picking up his brother first. He was also going toi kill the murderer. He pulled a big pistol from under thew seat, "...with this gun. Here, you want to hold it."

I knew putting fingerprints on a murder weapon was a bad idea. "No thanks." He flipped out the chamber and emptied the bullets into his hand, the one he wasn't also driving 100 mph with. "With these bullets. Here check them out."

"No thanks," I replied, and did not let him pour them into my hands. Still driving 100, he reloaded as we whizzed past other cars. Hands free, he sped up, ranted on in rage about "killed over a dollar" and "I'm going to shoot that fucker" as he took it up to 120 and weaved between the other drivers in the two lanes.

When we hit the toll booth, the guy asked, "You the guys doing 140?"

When we arrived at his south side exit, i climbed out absolutely amazed at how fast one can get from Indianapolis to Chicago, and at how well Corvettes drove. We dug out my pack and I gave James some last minute advice. He hit 100 before the end of the off ramp, I'm pretty sure. I'm certain he ran over a tailpipe and damaged his car. I threw up the thumb again.

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 11:35 AM

4. Thanks for posting this!

I am also incredibly stupid, because when I saw the original report, I thought the woman was being attacked by a BEAR and I didn't want to hear about a bear getting chopped up, even though I was glad the woman was saved. Whew .. I need to start paying more attention to the actual words on the page instead of just making stuff up in my head.

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Response to LisaLynne (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 11:38 AM

5. I thought it was a bear, too. Nt

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Response to a la izquierda (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 11:41 AM

6. Thank you -- that makes me feel better.

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Response to a la izquierda (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 11:58 AM

9. Me too, I did not get that the bear hug was an insane guy about to kill a woman.

Hard to imagine being confronted by Kia's decision tree at that point, but the recourse of choice was surely very apparent and required no real thought.

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 11:42 AM

7. Best.Interview.Ever.

Of course the prudes will gleen it over and write this guy off.

+1 guy!

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 12:03 PM

10. I love this guy! Now here's a guy they should make a superhero movie about

Batman, Spiderman, Superman, I'm bored with dark, brooding superheros and rich goody goody dorks. Give me Kai and his wandering stoner surfer ways any day.

"And then there was this guy the Joker. And this guy was totally kooked out man! He had this really crazy grin like he'd just taken a hit of E or caught the biggest wave in the world man, but he was like...nuts. He kept trying to poison people and shit, so I snuck up behind him, and bam BAM BAM! I knocked him the fuck out!"

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Response to Downtown Hound (Reply #10)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 12:15 PM

11. They should hire Kia to write scripts

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 12:56 PM

12. Ya for Kai! I think many of us know a Kai.

I think that's what makes this story and interview so awesome. Cuz we know Kai is a good person and are happy to see the world get a glimpse of that, too.

Hope you find some righteous waves, brahh!!

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 12:59 PM

13. I hate to be a spoilsport, but is there any corroboration of this?

I'm not going to attempt to watch videos at work. Earlier I saw a couple minutes of one of the videos and it was just this guy saying what happened. DID it happen?

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Response to randome (Reply #13)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 01:19 PM

14. Is a Fox News T-V station a reliable source. NO, but in this case they have it locally

http://www.kmph.com/category/170789/video-landing-page?clipId=8323350&topVideoCatNo=102655&autoStart=true

after the damn commercial, of course .... PLUS, there is too much demand on their server AND the 32 minute video starts with the newscaster not knowing hew is on camera for over a minute, so I saw Kia's photo so far, but not the bit broadcast. I got the station name from the microphone. Other pages pop fine, so unless they are faking a T-V station ... Long video finally loaded and the evening news has started. YES, this is for real, they just ran the headline by, report to come after the chemistry class fire.

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 03:31 PM

15. And the memes begin

You knew this would happen









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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 03:34 PM

16. Turns out, his name is Kyle

or WAS Kyle.

Kyle the hatchet-wielding hitchhiker, your time is now
http://meeja.com.au/2013/kai-the-hatchet-wielding-hitchhiker-your-time-is-now/

.... He is one of the nicest people i have ever met. Im glad so many people would buy him a meal because he deserves it. Hes one of those weird people whos frighteningly honest and straight forward. Genuine to the core.

He has a giant line drawing tattoo of a burning phoenix on his back that looks amazing. When i asked him if he was ever going to get it filled in he responded “I get someone to fill it in with body paint whenever im at a festival.

Hes the kind of person that would eat a mushroom they found growing on the side of a road. I know this because he claimed to have done it. And also that he spent a few days in the hospital and that “Yeah you shouldnt eat a mushroom unless you know what that shiat is.”


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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 03:48 PM

17. Hehe, I can't wait for the autotuned version.

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Response to phleshdef (Reply #17)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 01:01 AM

22. There is another video now with this

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 09:03 PM

18. Dutch media has this:

http://prutsfm.nl/prutsfm/index.php/opmerkelijk-prutsnieuws/ontmoet-kai-de-homeless-hitchhiker/

Als je vandaag nog niet gelachen hebt, dan is dit het moment om de mondhoeken te krullen. Welkom in de wonderlijke wereld van Kai, de Homeless Hitchhiker. Kai heeft een lift gekregen van een grote vent die vertelt dat hij ooit een meisje heeft verkracht. Ook biecht de man op dat hij eigenlijk God is en dat hij kan doen en laten wat hij wil. Om dit kracht bij te zetten ramt hij een andere auto en grijpt een vrouw bij de keel. Dan heeft de altijd vrolijke Kai er genoeg van en slaat de kerel keihard met een hamer op zijn kanis. Als je denkt dat dit al een wonderlijk verhaal is, dan moet je eens naar het interview met Kai op de lokale zender KMPH Fox 26 kijken. Daar wordt je heel vrolijk van.

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 09:31 PM

19. Interesting results searching "Caleb Kai Lawrence, the Hitchhiker" on Google

I love the different ways this story is captioned:

Homeless hitchhiker with a hatchet stops Jesus from killing black people.

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=511446

"I need to work this into my daily conversations somehow. "


"Jesus is going to be a big hit in jail. "




"The lord really does work in mysterious ways. "


" So homeless with a hatchet pounds on the 400 lb jesus after he grabs a 300 lb women after racist vehicular assault.
I was going to say only in america but there needs to be a gun involved in there somewhere. "


====================
The lesson? Never underestimate Kai and his trusty hatchet.

These titles are perfectly phrased:

Homeless man with hatchet saves woman from giant racist


WATCH: Hatchet-Wielding Hitchhiker Defeats Racist Jesus


Award for Best Condensed Title and Best Creative Language goes to:

Homeless Hippie Hitchhiker Hatchet Hero


Someone deserve recognition for the PC usage of homefree

Homefree Man with Hatchet Saves Two People from Giant Racist.
http://www.practikel.com/2013/02/05/video-interview-homeless-man-with-hatchet-saves-two-people-from-giant-racist/

Award for Hipster language goes to:

Axe-Wielding Hitchhiker Dude Saves Lady From Fake Jesus


Award for Best title description of the event goes to:

The most insane news interview ever given by a hatchet-wielding, hitchhiking hero.

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Response to Coyotl (Reply #19)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 09:56 PM

21. Hahaha!!! Thank you!

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 08:44 AM

23. Kai of Dogtown on Colbert

This is great!

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 11:21 AM

24. Know Your Meme ®: Hatchet-Wielding Hitchhiker

Hatchet-Wielding Hitchhiker - http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/hatchet-wielding-hitchhiker
This submission is currently being researched & evaluated!
You can help confirm this entry by contributing facts, media, and other evidence of notability and mutation.


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On the following day, Redditor Kickass_Cajun submitted the video to the /r/videos subreddit, where it received over 6,400 up votes and 1,000 comments within 48 hours. Shortly after the video was submitted to Reddit, it was made private by the uploader. That same day, a mirror version of the video hosted on World Star Hip Hop was submitted to the /r/justiceporn subreddit, where it received more than 1,600 up votes and 250 comments within the next two days. The News Tribune published an article reporting that the PG&E worker was sent to a hospital with a broken leg and that the attacker had been identified as Jett Simmons McBride, a 54-year-old from Tacoma, Washington. Also on February 3rd, a Facebook group called Kai the Homefree Hitchhiker was created by an anonymous fan and Kai himself later was invited to the group as an administrator. The fan page gained 340 likes within the first 48 hours. On the following day, the original video was shared on Uproxx, The FW and Metafilter, where it earned more than 120 comments. The same day, YouTuber MrDamageGames uploaded a musical remix based on the news report (shown below).



On February 5th, Kai’s interview was featured on TIME, the Daily Kos, Perez Hilton, BoingBoing and Buzzfeed. A Wikipedia page was submitted for Kai, but it was promptly deleted.


MORE remixes, videos, history of the "Hatchet-Wielding Hitchhiker" meme: http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/hatchet-wielding-hitchhiker

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 12:11 PM

25. On his FB page, Kai says he hates being referred to as "homeless"...

He considers himself "homefree".

I like this kid.

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 09:23 AM

26. What has Kai been up to? "About six feet."

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 11:38 PM

27. abc news VIDEO: Fresno PG&E worker describes bizarre attack

http://abclocal.go.com/kfsn/story?section=news%2Flocal&id=8983259&rss=rss-kfsn-article-8983259

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- The victim in a bizarre attack is talking about the serious injuries he suffered. And exactly what happened when he was run down by a driver.

...

The bizarre attack that took place last week would appear nothing more than just a dream to Rayshawn Neely, but the wounds bring him back to reality.

A broken right leg, and a scarred left leg, has left him bed-ridden. With his wife by his side, Neely is beginning a lengthy recovery process, after being attacked while at work.

...

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