2012 PG&E Worker Attack: Jury Finds Man Insane, Made Famous By ‘Kai the Hatchet-Wielding Hitchhiker' Intervention

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) _ A California jury has found a man insane in a 2012 attack on a Pacific Gas & Electric crew that gained national attention because of the hitchhiker who allegedly intervened in the attack.

Caleb McGillivary gained Internet fame as ``Kai the Hatchet-Wielding Hitchhiker'' after he gave an interview in which he said he used a hatchet to fend off a further attack by the suspect, Jett McBride.

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The Fresno Bee reports that a jury on Thursday found McBride insane when he drove his car into the utility crew in Fresno. The jury previously convicted him of assault with a deadly weapon.

McBride testified that he thought he was Jesus Christ. His attorney, Scott Baly, says his client will now likely be sent to a state hospital.

McGillivary, meanwhile, has pleaded not guilty to a murder charge in New Jersey.

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