A hitchhiker researching a book on
The Kindness of America is currently recovering in hospital after a gun-toting truck driver game him a small donation of some searing hot lead.
Ray Dolin, was hitching on Highway 2 in Montana on Saturday as part of a project to produce a memoir on the great things about the open road in the big country.
Dolin was sitting on his backpack, just west of of the town of Glasgow early Saturday evening when a pickup truck slowed down.
However, rather than extending the offer of a ride, the driver extended a gun out of the window and shot Dolin in the arm.
The pickup truck then headed west, leaving Dolin to use his other arm to flag down a passing driver, who then notified the authorities — via redwolf.newsvine.com