Balloon Boy BUSTED

23Oct09

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This isn’t exactly tech news, but it did waste tons of money and closed down an airport and called in the national guard, both of which have awesome tech though.

Mayumi Heene, mother of 6-year old Falcon Heene who was thrust onto the national scene last week for allegedly floating away in a home-made ballon reportedly confessed that the entire event was a hoax. Court records released to the public today indicate that the nationally televised 2-hour hold up was indeed a marketing ploy set up to land the Heene family some air time for future reality TV opportunities.

The Heene couple allegedly coached their sons to lie about the situation, but that didn’t stop little Falcon from blurting out that he hid inside the house “for the show” when questioned.

Mr. and Mrs. Heene are almost surely going to be facing some prison time for the hoax. Their sons, well they may very well be scarred for life in this mishap. Child services?

Yahoo

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