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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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Trying to pull off a hoax like that was stupid, but admitting it like that is even more stupid. If you're going to commit a crime, you have to stick to your story. Idiots all around.

1792 days ago

Professor Obvious    

She's pretty sexy actually.

1792 days ago


Whew I'm glad it was a hoax........for a minute there I thought Michael Jackson ordered take-out.

1792 days ago


Ok now sheriff you have to do your job,no more dragging of the feet

1792 days ago


#34 i agree shes hot

1792 days ago

Professor Obvious    

Ya know, I think Mayumi is a pretty cool chick. She's married to a moron of extraordinary magnitude and I hope she divorces his ass soon. She can do a lot better than him. There's no future with Richard, all his half baked ideas and nonsense have gotten them nowhere. She's the brains of this operation, he's a drooling fool. She needs to un-tether him and let him float up and into space.

1792 days ago


they should all kill themselves.

1792 days ago


I hope the Mom and kids are in a safe place away from the nutcase.
He may be ( I hope I am wrong) that may go ballistic and harm or even kill them. When you have been an abused wife you can get into a situation that you will do anything to keep the abuser happy. Especially if you are protecting children.
Mr. Heene does have a history of uncontrollable rage. She needs a safe house. I doubt if he allowed her to have friends.

1792 days ago


OKAY! She was the one offered the plea for her testimony. If anyone goes to jail it will be the dad and the mom will get a slap on the wrist and left to raise the kids (unless child services removes them).

1792 days ago


33. Trying to pull off a hoax like that was stupid, but admitting it like that is even more stupid. If you're going to commit a crime, you have to stick to your story. Idiots all around.

Posted at 8:32PM on Oct 23rd 2009 by gitRdun

***Might be the single dumbest post ever on TMZ***

Possibly dumber than the balloon hoax...

1792 days ago


Run home to Japan and start your life over.
Dump those brats on CPS and dump that retarded husband.

You are young and pretty enough to restart your life in Japan.

1792 days ago


WOW!!! talk about ideal parents!!! unbelievable indeed!!! those poor children , what examples they have had to live with.sue from tampa

1792 days ago


these people are sick,they made all this up?
their children should be taken from them!
and they should also pay all the money that was wasted in trying to put the ballon down.

1792 days ago

too sad    

bad acting, we all knew , they are idiots , now what ?
back to acting school for one .

1792 days ago


Is this how to become FAMOUS AND A Celebrity ,,,with no Talent at all,Lying to the Police and FAA and 911 EMERGENCY to gain FAME,MAYBE BURGLARIZE a HOUSE OF CELEBRITIES or maybe HAVE 8 RUGRATS and we have to pay for the Hospital bills and everything else,then theres the K family,TALENT ??????? WHAT TALENT,SLEEPING WITH BLACK MEN DONT MAKE YOU FAMOUS

1792 days ago
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