In what can now only be described as a refutation of cosmic irony, the West Virginian working on a book called Kindness in America who was shot in a "random drive-by" has admitted that he, in fact, shot himself. What a dick.

Ray Dolin, 39, was hitchhiking in Montana doing "research" for his book when a motorist in a "maroon pickup truck pulled over and shot him in the arm." Fortunately, another kind American motorist stopped and helped Dolin, assuaging America's fears that we might not be kind and—gasp!—might not be in America at all!

Well, it was all bullshit. Dolin apparently shot himself in the arm and hasn't offered up an explanation yet. Yes, hindsight is 20/20, but a "maroon pickup truck?" That's gotta be a major red flag.

[via Daily Mail]