SAN DIEGO - Bikers from all over the country headed to San Diego this weekend demanding from Mexico the return of U.S. Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi.
Tahmooressi was arrested on March 31 when he allegedly illegally took three registered guns into Mexico.
Tahmooressi and his family have said all along the 25-year-old veteran mistakenly missed the last freeway exit and found himself in a line of cars entering Mexico.
He called his mother, Jill Tahmooressi, in Florida after making the mistake, saying he had no choice but to go through the border.
Jill Tahmooressi told ABC15 in May that her son tried to explain what he had done and admitted to having the weapons in the back of his truck. Jill said she was on the phone with him when they instructed him to go through and then surrounded him and began searching his vehicle.
Now bikers are looking to make some noise to draw attention to the Marine in need.
“A loud noise, we want Mexico to know, ‘listen up Mexico,’ we want our Marine back. Simple as that,” said one protestor.
Bikers held signs begging Americans to turn around and boycott travel into Mexico until Tahmooressi is released.
They are also hoping the White House will hear their noise and their message.
“We came here to bring awareness to the plight of Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi and to demand his release. That something be done about bringing him home,” said another biker.
Tahmooressi served three combat tours in Afghanistan before being honorably discharged after being hit by a roadside bomb.
He was attending college when he began suffering from PTSD and had just moved to San Diego to get medical treatment.