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Balloon Boy's Mother -- It Was All a Hoax

10/23/2009 6:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The mother of the "Balloon Boy" has finally come clean, admitting the whole ridiculous fiasco was the hoax everybody knew it was anyway.

In a search warrant affidavit that was released today, Mayumi Heene told sheriff's deputies she and Richard "knew all along that Falcon was hiding in the residence."

In the document, it says "Mayumi described that she and Richard Heene devised this hoax approximately two weeks earlier ... she and Richard had instructed their three children to lie to authorities as well as the media regarding this hoax."

Larimer County Sheriff Jim Alderden has said he will recommend charges against the family including conspiracy, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, making a false report to authorities and attempting to influence a public servant.

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dabid    

first

goodjob.

1734 days ago
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homie 1 kanobe    

IDIOT....
---- an utterly foolish or senseless person.
2. Psychology. a person of the lowest order in a former classification of mental retardation, having a mental age of less than three years old and an intelligence quotient under 25.
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1734 days ago
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Only marry foreign women    

The mom was hiding being the father hating press reading the articles, one could not know that BB had a mom. She is equally guilty.

1734 days ago
4.

**its me**    

Bout time the truth comes out..what kind of role models do these parents think they are?? Nothing but damaging these poor kids!! GET SOME HELP PEOPLE! GEEEZ!

1734 days ago
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mswings    

Well, after the fact, something we the "ordinary people" knew all along.

1734 days ago
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CinCal    

shameful...

1734 days ago
7.

Jane    

How about charging them for the rescue efforts....dumb asses!

1734 days ago
8.

Frank    

Time for some tough justice: toss'em in jail, have he kids in foster AND fine any network that gives these bozos their own reality show.

1734 days ago
9.

Fred Newsome    

Richard Heene's lawyer, David Lane, said "allegations are cheap" and that he's waiting to see the evidence.

Fred Newsome,
CSN Team
http://www.cheatsheetnews.com

1734 days ago
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kb    

WHAT!?!?!?! it was a hoax??? but the story seemed so believable, and the parents so genuine

1734 days ago
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Janet    

Good for her coming forward and telling the truth. Hopefully, this will help her and her husband deal with reality. They both need to be held accountable for their actions and prosecuted.

1734 days ago
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radarluv    

I really believe she is a battered wife. It is hard to understand if you have not been one, however a a severely battered wife, (not just physical, mental, verbal and financial) will do anything for acceptance from her batterer.
She does need help.
She needs to distance herself from Richard for sure.

1734 days ago
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Luornu    

HONESTLY...is ANYONE in authority watching out for the mother and those kids??? The father seems like he could be dangerous.

1734 days ago
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whocares    

I am sure the E network or TLC will give them a reality show. They seem to put all type of crap on the networks.

1734 days ago
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CriticAl    

I say we tie them to a rock on a mountain and call the aliens to come get them. They would make good test subjects.

1734 days ago
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