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Martha -- the 27 year old war -- Making his way back to his family's home in Florida.
After spending more than four months in prison -- Mexico on a questionable gun charge -- hammer was arrested.
When he tried to cross the border with an antique shotgun that his family says was an air -- are Steve Harrigan is live from palmetto bay.
-- -- Heather after four long months the 27 year old former marine was -- finally released from that.
Notorious Matamoros prison late on Friday night after several hours of paperwork.
He was accompanied by US -- officials to the border between Mexico and Texas there he met his father in the two.
Began their drive home than they did have to stop off yesterday at a hospital and emergency room in Louisiana John -- -- suffering from the stomach flu having trouble.
Keeping food down and dehydrated but they are back on the road in the goal always has been a push to get him home for Christmas it's looks like that it's gonna happen now Heather.
-- them quite an ordeal for the family to say the very least.
A very tough time for the family not only four months of waiting with their son in prison there but also they received.
Threats extortion attempts threatening that John would be killed -- -- they paid money.
His mother Olivia said it was only once he crossed the border that she finally could relax.
It was like my first night that I slept all night long without getting out and this is.
The thought of not wondering what's gone on again as anyone can anyone hurt him tonight and it's halftime.
The family initially tried to work behind the scenes for Johns release but after that failed they -- a very public campaign.
A listing friends and here in the community as well as their congresswoman in two senators it was really that public pressure which really pushed.
His release up early back to you guys in New York good Christmas present that handling thank you Steve --
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