‘Kindness’ Writer Admits He Shot Himself

Hitchhiker claimed he was drive-by victim

Megan Stroup

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A man writing a book on kindness who claimed to have been shot hitchhiking through Montana last weekend confessed Thursday to having shot himself. Ray Dolin, 39, was thumbing his way across the country to gather material for his memoir titled Kindness in America when he reported having been shot in a drive-by on June 9. Dolin told authorities he was attacked after approaching a man in a truck, thinking he was being offered a ride. A suspect was arrested based on Dolin’s description of the vehicle, but all charges have since been dropped. Dolin has declined to answer questions about his self-inflicted injury, citing the ongoing investigation.

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