Author Ray Dolin was seriously wounded over the weekend in a “random” drive-by shooting, according the Associated Press.
Dolin was hitchhiking across the country while working on a book called 'The Kindness of America, when he was shot in the arm near Glasgow, Montana after a man offered him a ride on Saturday night.
Valley County Sheriff Glen Meier told the Associated Press: "He was sitting down to have a little lunch and this guy drives up. He thought he was going to give him a ride and as he approached the vehicle, the guy pulls out his weapon and shoots him. It's as simple as that."
The suspect, Lloyd Danielson III, was arrested several hours later. His criminal history includes assault, police said.
Dolin is expected to make a full recovery.