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Marine freed from Mexico tells of prison ordeal, recounts threats of beheading

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The Marine recently released from a Mexican prison, who was arrested in the country on trumped-up gun charges, was threatened with beheading while in custody.

“They threw every threat in the book at me,” Jon Hammar told McClatchy on Thursday, in his first public comments about the matter. According to Hammar, “full-blown” mobsters ran the prison, not the guards.

“They’d cut my head off, they told my family,” Hammer said, noting that his captors demanded money from his relatives. The threats only stopped, Hammer said, when his parents complained to the U.S. Consulate in Matamoros and he was moved from the prison’s general population to a separate cage, which was chained to a bedpost.

Hammar, who served four years in Afghanistan and Iraq and another four years in the Reserves, was arrested in August, while he was on his way to Costa Rica for a surfing trip to help with his PTSD. Hammer’s alleged crime was crossing into Mexico with his great grandfather’s antique gun, even though he had obtained registration papers for the weapon.

“I went to two different border crossings and asked a dozen different people, and at the end of the day, I got a smile on their face, you know, here’s the paperwork. Enjoy yourself,” Hammar said.
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  1. Moe Tom

    January 5th, 2013

    Why any American would want to visit that shithole I’ll never fathom.

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  2. Moe Tom

    January 5th, 2013

    But Hammar, and his father, who I listened to last night on the Bloviator O’Reilly show, are not the brightest bulbs on the Christmas tree. Bringing his grandfather’s “antiue gun” through Mexico, on his way to Costa Rico to help with his PTSD, sounds like a lot of stupid shit to me.
    By now we should all know that the Mexican Police and Government simply suck. Grow to fuck up America.

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  3. Buffalobob

    January 5th, 2013

    Visiting this shit hole Mexico with a so called antique gun is in the least a brilliantly stupid idea. You my friend are a target with money on your head. Go to Cabo, party at the clubs, drink drug and be happy but when you step outside and an “official” confronts you be prepared to open up your wallet wide.

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  4. Dano

    January 5th, 2013

    My wife and I boycotted Mehico a LONG fucking time ago! Third world SHITHOLE!

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  5. Mexico?

    January 5th, 2013

    Mexico beheads people?

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  6. Nutjob

    January 5th, 2013

    Why take an antique gun to mehico, when for a few pesos he could’ve picked up an ultra-modern american made 1 from Holder incorporated?

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  7. Unruly Refugee

    January 5th, 2013

    Even back in the 1970s you had to pay for everything in a Mexican prison — food, bed, toilet paper. And if they knew you had money in your family they would extort it.
    That kind of system can only get worse. It will keep spilling over on us here because of our borderless relationship with that corrupt shithole.

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  8. Unneutral

    January 5th, 2013

    @Moe Tom

    Costa Rica needs rifles? I assumed Eric Holder would take care of that.

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  9. gorgo

    January 5th, 2013

    Visit Mexico?

    Not enough money on the planet.

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  10. Ricky

    January 5th, 2013

    Kick Obama out of Office and replace his dumb ass with Jan Brewer.

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  11. Carlos The Jackal

    January 5th, 2013

    Too bad. I used to go down around San Filipe all the time. Beautiful white sandy beaches empty of people and never any trouble.
    Coming soon to Kalifornia.

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