Author Writing "The Kindness of America" Shot While Hitchhiking
In an ironic and twisted tale, a man writing a memoir titled, "The Kindness of America," was shot in the arm on Saturday night while hitchhiking in Montana. The random drive-by shooting might give him a change of heart about his upcoming book.
The author Raumon Dolin, 39, was waiting by the side of a highway in the town of Glasgow in Montana when a man in a pickup shot him in the arm and drove off. After flagging down help, Dolin was able to get medical attention at a local hospital where he is now recoverning.
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After local authorities were notified of the incident, they launched a manhunt for the shooter. It didn't take them long to find the suspect, Charles Lloyd Danielson III, a 52-year-old man who was drunk at the time of the shooting. Danielson is now being held at the local jail for suspicion of felony assault and drunk driving.
County Sheriff Glen Meier said that the incident was entirely random, "These two gentlemen did not know each other. They'd never seen each other and we don't know of a motive. We don't know why this happened." Adding, "We're still the wonderful people in Montana we've always been, and we'll get through this."
No comment from the author as of yet on whether he's going to rethink his book and the title. He is expected to fully recover from the shooting.