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Balloon Boy Investigation

10/16/2009 12:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned the Larimer County Sheriff's Department will conduct an investigation into the getaway balloon caper. We're told they have not decided if it's a criminal investigation -- presumably filing a false report.

After a meeting today, Sheriff's officials tell us they will conduct interviews with the family beginning tomorrow, including the boy.

A Sheriff's official told us they will not interview the family today because "their physical and emotional state as of this morning is not well."

Thing is ... they've been doing TV nonstop. We're just sayin' ...

Story developing ...


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I have to give them the benefit of the doubt on this one.. Something similar happened with my son when he was young.. My husband, son and daughter were all out back.. My son went into the house, didn't return.. When my husband went to check on him the door was locked.. A car pulled away from the front of the house as my husband went to the front door. The front door was also locked. My husband panicked and banged on doors and windows calling sons name. No answer. He broke a window out, searched the house for him. No where to be found. It was horse property so no close neighbors.. They looked everywhere. His first assumption was someone took him.. He called the police. My son had a canvas teepee that was folded up against the wall, when my husband walked by it he saw it move a lil.. Looked in and there was my son all scrunched up, eating a popsicle he wasn't suppose to have.. When asked why he didn't come out when they were looking for him, he said he would get in trouble..My husband had him talk to the police when they arrived moments later.. Children do this sort of thing.. Doesn't mean it wasn't a hoax but it happens..

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