"what would you do if you woke up with a groggy head, metallic taste in your mouth, in a strangers house," he wrote Tuesday. "walked to the mirror . . . and started wretching, realizing that someone had drugged, raped . . . you? what would you do?"
The prosecuting attorney's office said McGillivary cut his hair in an attempt to alter his appearance. He was last seen before his arrest at a light rail station in Haddonfield, N.J.
McGillivary came into the limelight in February after an animated interview with a television news reporter went viral. He was being interviewed because he had stopped an attack at a Fresno, Calif., worksite.
McGillivary claimed he caught a ride through Fresno with a man who was making racist remarks and rammed his truck into Rayshawn Neely at a Pacific Gas and Electric worksite, pinning him between his truck and another vehicle.
McGillivary told reporters he took the keys out of the truck, fearing that if the truck moved, the man would bleed out.
He said the man, whom authorities later identified as Jett McBride, got out of the truck and grabbed one of two women who were trying to help the victim. McBride, according to California authorities, is 6-foot-4 and about 290 pounds.
"A guy that big can snap a woman's neck like a pencil stick," McGillivary said in the interview. "I (expletive) ran up behind him with a hatchet. Smash! Smash! Smash! Yeah!"
Both Neely and McBride survived the incident. McBride was arrested and charged with attempted murder. He has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.
Witnesses told police that McBride asked Neely about Jesus Christ and then told him he was there to take him home, according to the California newspaper.
Union County Crime Stoppers offered a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to McGillivary's arrest.
A New Jersey Superior Court judge set his bail at $3 million before he was arrested.
Contact writer Ashley B. Craig at ashley.cr...@dailymail.com or 304-348-4850.