Posted: Oct 23, 2009 9:22 AM by Bea Karnes, wire services
Some suggested fishing hooks. Others, skydivers.
Larimer County Sheriff Jim Alderden says spectators sent him plenty of real-time suggestions last week on how to capture the large helium balloon that a Fort Collins couple said was carrying their 6-year-old son, Falcon Heene. The boy was found at home.
In his online blog, Alderden says people sent e-mails from around the world, some of them calling him gullible, fat and bald with an overinflated ego. He concedes he's fat and bald.
Though Alderden appeared on Fox News Channel's "The O'Reilly Factor" Monday, he says he really doesn't enjoy the media spotlight. The newsletter is posted on a site linked to the official sheriff's site.