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Did you hear the balloon boy's parents are about to be charged?

Authorities Preparing to Charge Heene Family
Posted Oct 17th 2009 9:14PM by TMZ Staff

The Larimer County Sheriff's Department is preparing to file charges against members of the Heene family over the balloon incident earlier this week.

Sheriff Jim Alderden indicated criminal charges could be filed against one or both parents.

The charges would likely be misdemeanors.

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Asked by trippyhippy at 9:36 PM on Oct. 17, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • b/c they started alot of bull crap for attention

    Answer by josiesmommy00 at 9:37 PM on Oct. 17, 2009

  • Wow. And I was truly so worried about that child too. How shitty if they faked the whole thing.

    Answer by benjamink at 9:38 PM on Oct. 17, 2009

  • they are a mess!! that was a waste of money and time. I don't care about their space ship!! Using their child to get attention is horrible!! They should get in trouble for what they did. It's wrong and if they get away with it others will try the same crap to make money. That kid was so scared he was getting sick. His parents need to be held responsible

    Answer by Mrs.Oriaku at 9:39 PM on Oct. 17, 2009

  • I knew something was fishy with that bunch.

    Answer by mommorgan at 9:40 PM on Oct. 17, 2009

  • if it was a hoax, they should pay for the cost of the search and possible a fine/jail. It wasn't funny at all!!

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:41 PM on Oct. 17, 2009

  • My heart was in my throat four like four hours that day. Forget charging them, I hope they hit them right in the pocketbook and bar them from future TV appearances.

    Answer by lovinangels at 9:46 PM on Oct. 17, 2009

  • At least now they will get on tv like they wanted. Worlds Dumbest Criminals is always looking for a good story. LOL

    Answer by trippyhippy at 9:55 PM on Oct. 17, 2009

  • I think it is from the kid voming on tv... he looked doped up.
    Poor kid. I am just so thankful he was not in that balloon, and if his parents did this for publicity they should have their children taken from them.

    Answer by Crissy1213 at 10:04 PM on Oct. 17, 2009

  • I just watched the sheriff's news conference...he said they were originally looking at a Class 3 misdemeanor but that didn't seem like enough.

    Crissy, interesting thought about Falcon being doped up.

    Another news conference will be held in the morning, so I guess we'll see then!

    Answer by gdiamante at 11:00 PM on Oct. 17, 2009

  • They SHOULD be charged!

    Answer by StefanieN84 at 12:45 AM on Oct. 18, 2009

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