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Balloon Boy's Dad Promises 'Big Announcement'

10/17/2009 12:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Richard Heene -- the guy who's kid was not inside of an out of control balloon -- popped outside his house early this morning and promised a "big announcement" later today.

Heene stepped out his home at around 5:30 AM, according to USA Today, and told reporters, "I'm going to have a press conference out here at, let's say, 10 a.m. Okay? ... So it's a few more hours. So, I'd like to speak everybody about a few things. Okay? So, it's a big announcement."

As we first reported, the Heene family had been shopping a reality show all over town for months, even going to TLC, the home of "Jon & Kate Plus 8" -- and many question whether the whole balloon fiasco was a set-up. Should be interesting ...

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The guy is a wack-job. A hot air balloon expert siad the thing was a kit yet the moron claimed to invent it. He was truly trying to lead the kid in the interview and it backfired becuase kids are innocent and honest unlike dad. They should have to pay for all the havoc they created.

1770 days ago

s jules    

socially impaired.....lock these people up and throw away the key forever. Also, I think they should have to pay up for the police and other man-power it took to track the balloon. go to jail....go directly to not pass go. ... do not collect $200.

1770 days ago


Are those children half-Asian?? They really do have a lot in common with the Gosselins... they should be friends. Famewhores Unite!!!

1770 days ago

Fred Newsome    

"Ex-Colleague of 'Balloon Boy' Father Says Incident Was Not An Accident"
"Ex-girlfriend of Father: Balloon Incident a Hoax"
Read the stories here:

1770 days ago
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