Balloon Boy’s Father, Richard Heene, Arrested on Criminal Charges for Hoax
The Larimer County sheriff said he’ll file misdemeanor charges against Richard Heene and his wife, Mayumi, but did not reveal what law they broke. “We were looking at a Class 3 misdemeanor, which hardly seems serious enough given the circumstances,” Sheriff Jim Alderden said Saturday during a cryptic news conference outside his office. The sheriff said last week that if the balloon boy saga turned out to be a hoax, the parents could be charged with making a false report, a low-level misdemeanor that carries a maximum of six months in jail, a 0 fine or both. Cops searched the Heene home Saturday night, but did not say what they were looking for. The sheriff said more details would be available today – and that the Heenes could face federal charges.
Video Rating: 1 / 5