Extortion call, somber visit bring nightmare home for parents of Marine jailed in Mexico | Fox News It is when I hear of things like this - whether to American military or civilian - that my blood boils. They put him in prison - and he could have a 15 year sentence for having his father's antique shot gun - he did'nt try to hide it and declared it to mexican authorities, he was told it was legal as long as he declared it. We are the most powerful nation in the world, and we let this little corrupt country of mexico wrongly in-prison one of our own? Maybe we don't have the balls to send in special forces to get him out, but at least send in some US mercenaries(no US uniforms) to get him out. I really don't understand why we allow these things to happen.