There's a 39-year-old man who's been hitchhiking around the country, writing a travel memoir called "The Kindness of America". He may have to rethink that. On Saturday night, he was hitchhiking in Montana when another man pulled up . . . and SHOT HIM. The man was drunk and the drive-by was TOTALLY RANDOM. Fortunately, the shooting wasn't fatal . . . and the shooter was arrested.
Is it okay to laugh at someone for GETTING SHOT if they don't die AND the shooting is spectacularly ironic? I'm going to say YES, it's okay.
--39-year-old Raymond Dolin of West Virginia has been hitchhiking across the country, writing a travel memoir called "The Kindness of America".
--On Saturday, he was hitchhiking off the side of Highway 2 near Glasgow, Montana. (--That's up in the northeastern corner of the state, about 100 miles from the Canadian border.)
--Around 6:00 P.M., a man drove up in a maroon pickup truck . . . and SHOT HIM. That's right: The man who's hitchhiking across the country to prove how kind Americans are ended up getting shot in a random drive-by. In MONTANA.
--Raymond was able to flag down another driver for help. He was taken to the hospital where he's still recovering. The gunshot wound wasn't fatal.
--The police were able to track the pickup and they arrested the driver, 52-year-old Charles Danielson the Third, from Washington state. He was drunk at the time of the shooting, but didn't know Raymond and didn't have any motive to shoot him.
--There's no word on when Raymond's book is going to come out . . . or if he's rethinking the title.
(--Here's Raymond, before he was shot, and also Charles's mugshot.)
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