Colorado Sheriff Charging Balloon Boy’s Family

Oh, snap! The Balloon Boy incident has turned out to be one huge publicity stunt for the Heene family!

In a press conference this morning, Larimer County Sheriff Jim Alderden announced that they have evidence that the runaway balloon incident was “a hoax, a publicity stunt to market a reality show.”

Files will be charged against parent Richard and Mayumi for the following: conspiracy, contributing to the delinquency of a minor (a felony), false reporting, and attempt to influence an officer.

They also believe that Thursday’s events had been planned for two weeks, with the master plan being to create controversy by making people think the kid was “onboard,” in order to generate buzz for a reality show.

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