Skip to comments.'Kindness In America' Hitchhiker Actually Shot Himself
Posted on 06/16/2012 8:17:06 AM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity
This week's award for Easy Irony went to a man who claimed he was shot while hitchhiking across the country to write a book about "Kindness in America." Now gets a new award for admitting that he actually shot himself.
On Monday, Ray Dolin of West Virginia grabbed national headlines when he claimed that he was hiking on Highway 2 in Montana gathering stories for a memoir about how nice people are when a man in a pickup truck pulled over and then shot him in the arm. What a story! Police even arrested a 52-year-old man under suspicion of assault, but he was cleared after a search of his truck turned up zero evidence. Under more interrogation, Dolin admitted to police on Thursday that he made the story up and he actually shot himself in the arm. Whether he lied to cover for his own foolishness or simply to grab attention we still don't know, but we do know that America is slightly less kind when people try to get other people in trouble for fake shootings. Police say the case in still under investigation, though there may be charges for Dolin in the works.
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Jeez, the cops must've grabbed the first older guy driving a beat up blue pickup truck, like that's hard to find in Montana. Whoops!
If Obama had a hitchhiking son....
Lying in America.
I can’t see how they avoid giving the hitchhiker at least ninety days in the local jail. Maybe he’ll write a book...”Kindness in An American Jail”.
The interesting thing here...is that a guy was hitchhiking across America....depending on kindness...and carrying a pistol the whole way. That kinda makes you pause and wonder what else besides kindness that he was expecting.
Oh, I’m just wondering...what kind of worthless liberal arts degree does the guy have? Anyone know that answer?
Sounds like the guy was a writer for the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and somebody tried to read him poetry.
Guy probably just figured that his book sales needed “a shot in the arm”...
What goes thru people’s heads? How screwed up do you have to be to pull this crap? Really.
What goes thru peoples heads? How screwed up do you have to be to pull this crap? Really.
Well at least hes not into venture capital or private equity.
Well at least the bullet didn't go through his head. I think it was either an accident or a badly planned stunt either way in a month nobody will remember.
Nobody in Montana would waste a bullet on a hitchhiker when you’ve already burned the gas to get the momentum in your pickup to just run him over.
Okay! That was good! (and probably right on target, too)
Yeah, yah might want to avoid that anaology. Dude looks like he could be George Zimmerman's brother
Maybe Ray Dolin should write a book about police gullibility.
However, the ironic thing is that George Zimmerman looks more like he could be 0bama’s son than Trayvon Martin does.
Bigger question; 'who would publish'?