FORT COLLINS, CO – Richard Heene, father of infamous Balloon Boy, has been sentenced to jail for the hoax!
Richard Heene and his family staged the Balloon Boy incident, in which they reported their son as being trapped on a runaway balloon. The boy was later found hiding in the house.
Police became suspicious of the fame-seeking father, who had already appeared on the TV show Wife Swap, but did not have anything solid until Falcon confessed on TV that he had hid “for the show.”
After declaring that the parents could face multiple felony charges, on top of being financially responsible for the entire search, Richard Heene has plead guilty. He has been sentenced to 90 days in jail, as well as being prohibited from profiting from the stunt.
Heene apologized in court today, and broke down in tears!