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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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61.

stumped    

Didnt the police search the home already? Dumbasses

1797 days ago
62.

Cuse    

Shame on you people who believed this. And still believe this. This story isn't over. It's not about him getting a beating from the parents. Why? Because I will bet money the parents (dad) were in on it.

1797 days ago
63.

shooter12    

#55, after those hateful comments you don't deserve children...or the air you breathe, heartless bitch

1797 days ago
64.

stumped    

It gave the search team something to do besides sit in their Lazy-Boy recliners.

1797 days ago
65.

Michelle    

Thank God. I am just glad it didnt end badly. It was an exciting story.

1797 days ago
66.

the end of the day    

Great! He's alive! Now I bet parents wanna kill him. LOL! Great FREE publicity for the Dad's UFO contraption. Hmmmm...

1797 days ago
67.

shooter12    

Should have been #59

1797 days ago
68.

RayLo    

Now here is the thing, funny how I just saw this episode of Wife Swap a few days ago and this happens.. Welcome to the world of Reality TV News.

1797 days ago
69.

mark-allen    

good...

now someone put jon and kate in a balloon and turn IT lose...

:-)

1797 days ago
70.

Maggie    

I just hope that his parents wake up and realize that there need to be limits and rules for these kids. The parents have some blame in this even though kids will be kids because they don't have any rules for the three boys. Those parents let them be as wacky and off the wall as them. I am glad that they were hysterical and that the thought that their son was dead crossed their minds. Children need structure and rules but I doubt that even this incident will change them.

1797 days ago
71.

Angela    

Well...I don't know what to say about this one. I'm glad that they found the child, but as my parents told me..somebody's in trouble, now.

1797 days ago
72.

Joy12    

This family was on ABC's Wife Swap a few years ago. CRAZY about the balloon thing, but doesn't surprise me a bit after seeing that show and the kind of parents these people are.

1797 days ago
73.

Bob    

Should the parents be fined for child endangerment?

1797 days ago
74.

For Sure    

I think He and his brother need to do some work along with that rap star K West or something like that... Glad he is safe but I think the brother is in on it too!

1797 days ago
75.

Rob    

Anyone with half a brain could see the balloon was empty as it was floating through the air. This could only happen in America.

1797 days ago
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