Ho Sit Down: Balloon Boy’s Dad Says The Incident Was Not a Hoax, Only Pleaded Guilty To Protect Wife From Being Deported??

- By Bossip Staff

This guy sure is one interesting character:

The Colorado father who pleaded guilty to a felony in the runaway balloon saga insisted in an interview set to air Friday that the event wasn’t a hoax.

In his first television interview since shortly after the Oct. 15 event, Richard Heene said that he believed that his 6-year-old son, Falcon, was in the homemade balloon when it took off from the family’s Fort Collins backyard.

“We had searched the house, high and low,” Heene said, choking back tears during a taped interview for “Larry King Live” that will air on CNN. “I knew he was in the craft. … In my mind there was no other place.”Heene said he pleaded guilty to a felony count of falsely influencing authorities to protect his wife, Mayumi, a Japanese citizen who he said may have faced deportation if convicted of a more serious crime. Mayumi Heene pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of false reporting.

“I’m not disputing the fact that I did have to plead guilty and when I say have to, I had to do it to save my family and my wife. The threat of deportation was imminent,” said Heene, an aspiring reality television show actor and backyard scientist.

Larimer County District Attorney Larry Abrahamson was not available for comment Wednesday when CNN aired part of the interview. Prosecutors previously have denied threatening Mayumi Heene with deportation.

“It doesn’t matter whether he says it’s not a hoax,” said Linda Jensen, a district attorney spokeswoman. “He pleaded guilty and he has a felony conviction because of it.”

Too late for all of this ‘it wasn’t a hoax’ bulldookie. This guy is going to jail and he’s still trying to be an attention whore. Go figure.


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  • Caramel Cat™

    lmao! him saying it wasn’t a hoax is the hoax! All that crying and dramatics….he’s STILL trying to get media attention and hopefully find a way to capitalize off it…smh…

  • Testing

    He’s still pushing for that reality show. SMH.

  • Samuel L. Jackson Beer

    go to jail. do not pass go. do not collect $200

  • Samuel L. Jackson Beer

    F U C K Y O U B O S S I P C E N S O R S

  • Rihanna's sharp n witchy fingernails took the oath

    they were on wife swap or trading spouses* and the whole family are a bunch of tools, even the children!!! The father was sooooo rude to the visiting wife/mother. He’s pathetic.

  • HollaBack

    In the interview, the nutso father tried to say Falcon mispoke about the incident and is a bad communicator because he’s six and has only known English for 3 1/2 years!!! Um, 6 minus 3 1/2 = 2 1/2.. so at two the kid was fluent in what language, Japanese?? You can barely talk ANY language at 2 1/2! So by six he had plenty of time to learn a new one. What an idiot!!

  • Rihanna's sharp n witchy fingernails took the oath

    oh and he said on trading spouses(or wife swap), that American women do not know how to be mothers/women and how his Asian wife was better and that he would never be with an American woman. I am just LOL because his wife didn’t try to talk the a-hole out of the scheme nor did she object to he CHILD being the object of all this b.s.
    I also read these idiots believe we came from aliens- what a crackpot!

  • Rihanna's sharp n witchy fingernails took the oath

    @Caramel Cat
    I can see it. He’s a control freak. I read that he dedicated his life to becoming an actor an failed, so you see where his head is at. that whole family is nutty!

  • MadeByChevy25

    Yea he wildin now, he need to give it up and be happy that small punishment him and his wife got was all they got, she should have been deported then since he want to come back out with more drama about the situation… some ppl just don’t learn.

  • Jenifer

    Whateva’ I couldn’t finish reading the interview b/c he’s fulla crap. Stop giving this guy attention.

  • Gimmeabreak78

    The country needs to yell a collective STFU to this idiot. I personally hope he keeps talking, so he can say something else incriminating and go to jail for more time. That way, we are promised a guaranteed break from this moron.

  • http://perryone779@yahoo,com rose by any other name # 9304026339482056536 ™

    who cares.. media w.h.o.r.e.s. all of them!~!!

  • learn to love yourself

    Lol daddy said we did this for the show you lied to your son.. You did it for what show? See and people wonder how their children become good liars. Never look too far away because it all starts at home

  • TestingTesting123

    Very interesting indeed!!



  • GotYou

    Bullsh*t. Someone hand him a timer and let him know his 15 minutes have elapsed.

  • devil's advocate

    by you and every other news agency reporting every time a fart comes out this dudes a**…you people are giving him exactly what he planned on getting from this incident, and thats media exposure. the best thing you can do is leave him alone.

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