Hitchhiker Writing Book Called ‘The Kindness of America’ Shot
Maybe the guy in the pickup thought he was standing his ground or something
A man who was hitchhiking across the country for a memoir called “The Kindness of America” was shot along a rural highway in northeast Montana, police there say.
Ray Dolin, 39, of West Virginia, approached a pickup truck on Saturday in Glasgow, Mont., thinking the driver was offering him a ride, Valley County Sheriff Glen Meier told the Associated Press. Dolin was shot in the arm.
The shooter, Lloyd Danielson of Washington state, drove off and was arrested four hours later in Culbertson, Mont., 100 miles away. He’s being held on suspicion of felony assault with a weapon and driving under the influence. According to the Billings Gazette, Danielson, 52, “was under the influence of drugs or alcohol and apparently headed to Williston, N.D., for work tied to the oil boom.” Williston home to the Bakken oil patch, which stretches across western North Dakota, eastern Montana and southern Saskatchewan.