The Run Fantasy The motives were to get from one moment to the next. John wanted to get the family out of Colorado. That means extraction and a legal battle from another state. The fact that he's a pilot could have also been on his mind. Cross to South of the border and find some place out of reach. $118,000 is fairly good bribe and gas money. Without the cash, such a run would have been a lot harder but possible. It all depends upon what type of connections John had in his business. It may have been a fantasy, but it did leave escape options open...so one moment to the next.