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Crazy Trucker Stories
MaleCall: Hitchhikers, Hikers & Travelers
The man was no sooner in the car than the salesman feared he had made a serious error. In his 40s, the man was unshaven and roughly attired, had little to say, and began looking around the car as if to see if there was anything worth stealing. The salesman decided to pick up another hitchhiker, hoping for safety in numbers. Before he got to the town of George, he saw another man hoping for a ride and picked him up. The new passenger was a clean-cut young man who looked as if he were headed back to college. The rider got into the back sear, behind the first hitchhiker in front. When the car was on the shoulder, the holdup man ordered the pair out of the car with a gesture of the pistol.
The day I picked up a Cuban hitchhiker
Dozens of people were waiting on the side of the highway: men on their way home from work; schoolchildren in pristine white-and-red uniforms; families with toddlers in tow. The early-afternoon sun shone bright, slicing through the mosquito-thick humidity. Yet the hitchhikers stood and waited, seeking respite from the heat under bridges or in the shade of a lone tree between the tobacco and sugarcane fields.
A man who gained internet fame as "Kai the Hatchet-wielding hitchhiker" was sentenced to 57 years in prison Thursday in the beating death of a New Jersey man almost six years ago. McGillvary gained some online fame after intervening in a assault on a California utility worker in which he described using a hatchet to fend off a further attack. Authorities said McGillvary met Galfy in New York's Times Square days before the murder, and the defendant stayed at Galfy's home, where the victim's body was found.