Balloon Boy Was Indeed a Hoax

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  1. lorlie6 profile image82
    lorlie6posted 11 years ago

    The local county sheriff has just announced that the event that held most of the world mesmerized last week was indeed a publicity stunt.  I think that father will be going to jail, and fined for all the costs of search crews.  America, at the very least, is angry.

    1. prettydarkhorse profile image62
      prettydarkhorseposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      oh my goodness. It was a cheap publicity stunt, i wonder why people can do that to themselves and to their chidlren, whew!!

      1. thranax profile image76
        thranaxposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        Not cheap, he might need to pay over $15,000 if convected to it.
        (15,000 usd is the price of just keeping the helicopters in the air)


      2. lorlie6 profile image82
        lorlie6posted 11 years agoin reply to this

        As I continue to watch this press release on CNN, it looks like the FBI may be brought in as well, and restitution will be sought.  I agree, pretty, it is terrible what they did for fame, and to the kids.  I am personally livid that I was on an emotional roller coaster that day watching and worrying about some poor child flying over Colorado at altitudes unthinkable.

  2. Jordan1990 profile image60
    Jordan1990posted 11 years ago

    Wow. People really have less to do with their day nowadays then eh. Silly man.

  3. kephrira profile image61
    kephriraposted 11 years ago

    Maybe the judge in this case should think outside the box and send him up in a balloon as the punishment

    1. lorlie6 profile image82
      lorlie6posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Love that idea!

  4. zadrobi profile image60
    zadrobiposted 11 years ago

    I wish I was surprised... I really do.

    1. manlypoetryman profile image81
      manlypoetrymanposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Truer words have not been spoken.

  5. lorlie6 profile image82
    lorlie6posted 11 years ago

    Looks like both the husband and wife were in on it.  I tended to think she was not.  Perhaps that's evidence of some Asian bias that I have.

  6. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 11 years ago

    I bet the wife wants to go on "Husband Swap" now smile

    1. lorlie6 profile image82
      lorlie6posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      YOU GO, UW, that's hysterical!  But now that she's going to be charged as well, she'll have to do her swapping in jail...

    2. Lisa HW profile image65
      Lisa HWposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Although that wife is a piece of work too.   lol

  7. GracieLinda profile image61
    GracieLindaposted 11 years ago

    Did anyone besides me happen to catch them on Wife Swap?  The guy proved he is a butthole.  She just follows whatever he says to do, which was everything while he played weatherboy.

    Yep, I knew he was behind it the minute I saw it.

  8. caravalhophoto profile image59
    caravalhophotoposted 11 years ago

    Very sad...we wonder why todays children are selfish and disrespectful, the actions of these parents can almost show a picture of the values that have been instilled in these kids.
    I hope the Judge really teaches these parents a lesson.  Perhaps CPS should be called if they haven't been already.

    1. lorlie6 profile image82
      lorlie6posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I heard that they are 'aware' of the situation, yet the kids are still in the house.  This infuriates me.  My God, I know that Social Services has huge caseloads, but this was HUGE!  And abusive. 
      GracieLinda, I didn't see the Wife Swap episode, but I thought the father's behavior was bizarre on TV.  The kids were so squirmy and uncomfortable on video that it makes me ill to think of what they were being told/forced to do.


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