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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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106.

99redballoons    

It must be embarrassing that his balloon fell apart mid-air on tv.. I mean, honestly, as an inventor, build a better balloon!

1749 days ago
107.

Ilene    

******I meant are not going to charge!!

1749 days ago
108.

Sniglet    

Obama's fault that this happened. Impeach now.

1749 days ago
109.

LensmanCT    

I am just glad the kid is ok.

1749 days ago
110.

YO    

THAT FAMILY IS WIERD I SAW THEM ON WIFE SWAP...THEY ALL NEED THEIR HEADS CHECKED OUT

1749 days ago
111.

Diane    

Thank God he is safe. My son did something similar when he was three (not to that extent though). We had the entire neighborhood, 7 police cars and a k-9 unit looking for him. I was terrified!

Boys will be Boys!!!!!!!!! I am glad he is okay.

1749 days ago
112.

MsSuburbia    

This isn't about "liberals." I'm pretty liberal and I think this family is straight-up crazy. I just watched the boys' music video on YouTube. Horrifying. What reprehensible parents.

1749 days ago
113.

Yolanda Nixon    

I smell scam...

1749 days ago
114.

WTF    

Did anyone else hear Falcon just say LIVE on CNN "You guys said we did it for the show" when asked why he was hiding and not answering to name being called??

1749 days ago
115.

WTF    

"You guys said that we... umm...did this for the show" -- Falcon Heene LIVE on CNN!

1749 days ago
116.

nakk    

141: we just heard falcon say that too!!! Then we noticed how nervous the father got (gulping down all that water is a sure sign of anxiety!)

1749 days ago
117.

WTF    

nakk -- he for SURE said that. I rewound it and listed 5 times before posting here. C'mon TMZ I'm surprised you didn't catch it, too!

Dad shifted BADLY -- mom glanced at Falcon then glared at dad.

I can't believe Blitzer didn't pounce on that - Nancy Grace would have!!

That kid didn't make that up.

1749 days ago
118.

Mariah    

Snops, 139:
No, I'm sure it's Bush's fault. He planned the whole thing.

1749 days ago
119.

Shane    

You know the tragedy of this all is the next poor boy tethered to a makeshift balloon that’s entering the stratosphere won’t be taken seriously.

1749 days ago
120.

The Truth    

It's nice to see GOOD news now and then..... thanks TMZ..

1749 days ago
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