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‘Kindness’ Author Shot Hitchhiking

A West Virginia man who is hitchhiking across the country and writing a memoir called "The Kindness of America" was injured in a random, drive-by shooting in northeastern Montana, according to authorities. Valley County Sheriff Glen Meier said Raymond Dolin, 39, was sitting on the side of U.S. Highway 2 west of Glasgow waiting for a ride at about 6 p.m. Saturday when a man drove up in a maroon pickup, rolled down his window, shot him and drove off. Dolin flagged down a passer-by and was taken to the hospital in Glasgow with non-life threatening injuries. Hospital officials did not immediately return a phone call Monday seeking an update on his condition. Dolin said the shooter headed west, but officers learned he asked someone for directions and turned around and headed east on his way to Williston, N.D./Associated Press. More here.

Question: Have you ever hitchhiked?



D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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