Criminal Charges to be filed in Balloon Boy Saga
Richard and Mayumi Heene pose with their three sons (L-R) Ryo, 7, Falcon, 5, and Bradford, 9, at their Fort Collins home on Wednesday, October 1, 2008. Officials said on October 18, 2009 that criminal charges are expected to be filed in the Balloon Boy saga, where it was allegedly feared that Falcon had drifted off with a homemade balloon. UPI/Michael G. Seamans.
New York collectables company Topps said pieces of the flying saucer from the 2009 "balloon boy" hoax have been turned into trading cards.
The parents of the Florida "Balloon Boy" said they are selling the infamous balloon to raise money for victims of the Japanese tsunami.
The mother of Colorado's "Balloon Boy" contradicted her husband's claims about the hoax in police interviews, the Fort Collins Coloradoan reported Saturday.
Richard Heene, the Colorado father who admitted falsely claiming his son was adrift in a balloon, must serve 90 days in jail, a judge ruled Wednesday.
The couple who claimed that their son had been carried off on a 50 mile balloon ride last October face sentencing in a Colorado court Wednesday for what turned out to be a massive hoax.
A U.S. software developer said it has created an iPhone application inspired by the hoax story of a Colorado boy trapped in a balloon.
Richard and Mayumi Heene, the parents of the so-called Balloon Boy, pleaded guilty Friday in a Larimer County, Colo., court, attorneys said.
Two adults pleaded guilty to charges related to the hoax in which they said their son had floated away in a balloon in Colorado.
The parents of the "balloon boy" will plead guilty to creating a hoax that their son flew off in a helium balloon from their Colorado home, an attorney said.
A representative for Lifetime says the U.S. cable network pulled a rerun of a "Wife Swap" episode featuring the so-called balloon boy.