Kohring arrived at the courthouse a little after 10 a.m.
U.S. Marshal Randy Johnson said he'll be transferred to a local jail - wearing handcuffs, a waist chain and leg irons -- by the end of the day.
Then, Kohring stands to stay in the jail for days or weeks, depending on when the next flight of federal prisoners goes to Seattle, where he'll wait some more to be transferred to California.
If Kohring has to wait for a long time at the federal courthouse, the Marshals will buy him lunch.
The video above is the first raw feed clip from this morning. Kohring talks about his family, and running on adrenaline and two hours sleep. Next, I'll post another video, where I ask Kohring if he's seeing any middle fingers, about all the buzz his haircut generated at the sentencing, and a clip of the pickup truck heckler.
From Kyle Hopkins in Anchorage -
Just got back from the Eklutna exit on the Glenn Highway, where Vic Kohring is waving to the whooshing flood of commuters next to a giant "THANKS ALASKA" sign.
Later this morning, Kohring expects to turn himself in to the U.S. Marshals. He said he's not scared of going to prison, but has been Googling the Southern California facility he'll live in for up to 3 and a half years. He could rattle off the population of the nearby town and the high temperature last week (103 degrees).
Said he might write an autobiography while in jail, call it "Absolutely Innocent." Plans to read a lot. Write a lot of letters.
Questions about whether he has regrets or made mistakes didn't really go anywhere. Kohring maintains he's innocent and was railroaded and framed.
As he waved, drivers often honked at Kohring, who was holding a cup of hot chocolate and eating cookies he said his sister baked for him. A semi sounded its horn. Passengers in commuter vans waved back.
A few people gave him the finger, and at one point a guy in a pick-up sped by with a bullhorn. "Go to jail!" he yelled. Later he came back, parked on the frontage road and yelled some more. Kohring motioned that he couldn't hear what the guy was saying. Kohring said the supporters far outnumbered the haters.
He said he spent the weekend with his family, and has been doing things like stopping mail to his mail box and closing his bank account. Packing.
"It's almost like going away on a vacation. A .... Government sponsored vacation," he said.
Note: Check back later for some road-side video.