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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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76.

Sloane    

I agree with a lot of you posting
I think that after years of living with this guy with his screaming and outbursts and maybe physical violence this gal has turned into a different person than she might have otherwise become in her life

the fact that she has voluntarily come clean is maybe the first step for her getting herself and her kids away from this crazy and maybe get parenting classes and focus on raising her kids properly and with family counseling undo the years of damage to herself and her kids and hopefully retain custody of the kids minus the crazy dad

time for her to make the break while some of the public are sympathetic to her and willing to help her out-she needs to head to a woman's shelter with the kids and get them out of that home immediately

let the crazy guy fend for himself-he deserves everything he gets and then some

sadly she needs to be held accountable too-can not escape that-but she is nowhere near as accountable as he is for the plight of this family

he deserves jail time-now way around it!

1832 days ago
77.

jesse    

thank god its just a hoax for a minute there i thought micheal jackson was ordering take out from heaven.

1832 days ago
78.

Tony S    

Live Poll: 39% think that a fair punishment for the parents in the balloon boy hoax is a fine.
http://www.polladium.com/poll.php?poll_id=352&location_id=1

1832 days ago
79.

A Person    

95. thank god its just a hoax for a minute there i thought micheal jackson was ordering take out from heaven.

Posted at 11:41AM on Oct 24th 2009 by jesse
Funny but wrong.

1832 days ago
80.

pam    

I agree with those saying she is a battered wife. If not physically, definitely emotionally. Every thing I've read about the husband shows him to be manipulative, controlling and prone to violent outbursts. The only reason she is standing up to him now is because she doesn't want to lose her kids. I hope he goes to jail. And I hope she has family who can help her and the kids get back to a normal life. That man has ruined his family for a pipe dream. If he really wants to be a scientist he should look into colleges that accept convicted felons when he gets out of jail.

1832 days ago
81.

harley dog    

Lock her up and take her kids away. shes a TOOL.

1832 days ago
82.

UGGGGHHH    

JAIL TIME.... NOW WHO GETS THE LAST LAUGH.........

1832 days ago
83.

Donna    

Two con artists caught teaching the children how to be cons just like Mom and Dad.

Both parent got to be on TV just as planned and despite being ask repeatedly if this was a hoax they were not even embarrassed until the police made them aware it was considered a crime and that is when they stopped talking and going on TV.

If only one parent faces criminal charges, better chance of keeping the children and only needing to pay the Attorney to defend one parent not both parents.

1832 days ago
84.

Maestro    

Houston to Falcon do you copy, Falcon do prepare to initiate retro-burn around the moon, now get ready and suck it up, this is what we trained for, initiating retro-burn in t-minus 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, (SONIC BOOM) He's gone people ROTF Laughing hard, btw, that FART WAS SO OBVIOUS RICHARD YOU FOCKER!

1832 days ago
85.

They were in it for the money    

I think the woman sees the light and is tired of being abused and manipulated by that loser of a husband, if he is in fact a 'legal' husband. Teaching kids to lie and behave in the dispicable way shows the mentality if both parents. Hope they get couseling and the help they need. Hope they get away from that nut job called Richard

1832 days ago
86.

Judy    

when i saw them on Larry king live, that is when i knew these people were lying. the father was a very bad actor when he tried to seem distraught and crying. i thought he was over acting, then when Falcon said what he did. i knew their Charade would be over!

I feel bad for the kids. To have parents that tell you to lie to authorities! wow, i wonder what kind of adults these children will turn into. I think the parents need therapy. The kids need to be taken to a safe place and raised by people who are focused on them and not striking it rich and being famous. There is more to life than Fame.

1832 days ago
87.

gayle    

Sadly a lot of parents do not teach their children morals and integrity and instead tech them to cover for the parent and keep their mouth shut or lie.
I hope these parents get the max which I am sure they won't but I can wish can't I?

1832 days ago
88.

kim    

WHAT A TERRIBLE MOTHER! SHE IS ONLY SQUAKING NOW BECAUSE THEY GOT CAUGHT. SHE WOULDNT BE SAYING ANYTHING IF THEY DIDNT GET CAUGHT. GET THESE POOR KIDS AWAY FROM THEIR SICK, DISTURBED MOTHER & FATHER!

1828 days ago
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