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Balloon Boy

Found Alive

... at Home

10/15/2009 7:09 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The kid who everyone thought was flying through the air in a homemade balloon was finally found -- hiding in a cardboard box in the attic of his home.

Balloon kid
Officials say Falcon Heene's parents were "hysterical" during the search -- but turns out he was just hiding the entire time.

Cops also tell TMZ they won't charge the Heene's for the manpower it took to chase their crazy UFO balloon that didn't have a kid stuck inside.

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1.

jd    

garage, not attic

1772 days ago
2.

Straight Talkin Texan    

I guess the sibling didn't see him get in the balloon after all. I wonder if they'll make the parents pay for the "rescue" effort.

1772 days ago
3.

Kimberly    

Thank God! I think somebody is in trouble!

1772 days ago
4.

Davey    

hah - what a costly prank that got far too much attention!

1772 days ago
5.

JFo    

Just like the news reporter said...

1772 days ago
6.

UGGGGHHH    

wonderful news

1772 days ago
7.

whatev    

I KNEW IT!!!
great news.

1772 days ago
8.

Kat    

Kids will be kids the world around!

1772 days ago
9.

Lisa    

GOOD!!!

1772 days ago
10.

bb    

BRAT!!!

1772 days ago
11.

Kacie    

HOW COME THE COPS COULDN'T FIND HIM!!!! THEY SEARCHED HIS HOME AND STILL DIDN'T FIND HIM! I GUESS I WAS RIGHT ALL THESE YEARS...COPS ARE DUMBER THAN 6YR OLDS!

1772 days ago
12.

Rakesh R    

Thank God the kid is alive.

1772 days ago
13.

Karen    

Hip hip HURRAY!!! Thank goodness he is safe.

1772 days ago
14.

whodatgurl    

thank god....time for a child leash

1772 days ago
15.

lila    

cute ending!

1772 days ago
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