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4 years 5 days ago

One year anniversary of Balloon Boy saga

It's been a year since the world watched a runaway silver balloon flying over Colorado, fearing for the little boy thought to be inside. On Oct. 15, 2009, Richard and Mayumi Heene reported that their 6-year-old son Falcon had floated away in a UFO-shaped balloon, touching off a furious...

4 years 1 month ago

Balloon boy family moves to Florida

The family at the center of the balloon boy hoax has moved out of the house where the fateful trip began, leaving Colorado for Florida. Richard and Mayumi Heene and their three boys have moved to Bradenton, Fla., where Richard Heene will continue working in construction. Richard Heene...

4 years 9 months ago

Balloon Boy's parents sentenced to jail

Richard and Mayumi Heene, the so-called "balloon boy parents" were sentenced Wednesday for their roles in a hoax that riveted the world's attention in October. The drama played out on TV and racked up hundreds of hours and tens-of-thousands of dollars in law enforcement and National Guard resources. ...

4 years 11 months ago

Charges filed against Balloon Boy parents

Colorado prosecutors say they've filed criminal charges against the parents accused of staging a hoax when they reported their 6-year-old son floated away aboard a helium balloon. Prosecutors said Thursday that Richard Heene was charged with attempting to influence a public servant, a felony. They charged Mayumi Heene with false...

4 years 11 months ago

No decision on charges in Colorado balloon case

Prosecutors say they haven't decided whether to file charges against the Colorado parents accused of falsely reporting their son was in a runaway balloon. Prosecutors said Tuesday they're waiting for more information from the sheriff. Sheriff Jim Alderden says Richard and Mayumi Heene were lying when they reported their 6-year-old...

5 years 11 hours ago

Balloon boy charges may not come until next week

Authorities investigating the family accused of perpetrating the balloon boy hoax to promote a reality show say they don't expect to bring possible charges until at least next week. Larimer County sheriff's spokeswoman Eloise Campanella says investigators don't anticipate finishing their reports and presenting them to the district attorney's office...

5 years 1 day ago

Man who sold story sought in balloon boy case

Colorado authorities now say a Denver man is wanted for questioning in the alleged hoax involving a boy trapped in a runaway balloon. Investigators say they want to interview Robert Thomas, an associate of the father who allegedly carried out the hoax. Official interest in Thomas arose after e-mails surfaced...

5 years 1 day ago

Larimer County Sheriff: "This is a hoax"

Larimer County Sheriff has announced that the "balloon boy" saga is a hoax. "It has been determined that this is a hoax." Sheriff Jim Alderden told reporters Sunday, "On the bizarre meter this rates a 10." Sheriff Alderden explains that the Heene's staged the hoax as a publicity stunt with...

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