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Balloon Dad Forced Cigar on Infant Son

10/27/2009 4:53 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Ten years before the Balloon Boy hoax, Richard Heene pulled an equally unfunny stunt -- only this time his kid really was in danger.

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We've obtained footage of Richard Heene from 10 years ago -- trying to shove a cigar into his then infant son Bradford's mouth -- while posing him with an empty bottle of beer ... and it's all for the cameras.

At one point Mayumi can be heard telling him "No" -- but Richard doesn't stop ... seemingly obsessed with getting what he thinks is the perfect shot.

P.S. -- We apologize in advance for Richard's incredibly grating, beyond annoying baby talk.


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how have these children not been taken away yet?

1824 days ago


What a tool! We have an insane interview with Richard Heene's business partner for 7 years here:

1824 days ago


Proof that it should be against the law for some people to reproduce.Heene is a MAJOR weinie, idiot, and one seriously sick POS

1824 days ago

cgirl Caron    

This dude is such a tool

1824 days ago


S-I-C-K !!!! This family is absolutely SICK !!!!!! Unbelievable !!!!! I just cannot believe this story. It gets weirder and weirder everyday that comes. At this point -- I just DO NOT KNOW WHAT TO SAY?

1824 days ago


This retard is crazy... those poor kids

1824 days ago


Woah! Just woah! He shouldn't be a parent!

1824 days ago

wishing they would just go the hell away!    

This guy is a freakin PSYCHO! I couldn't even watch the entire video, it disgusted me that much!

1824 days ago

A fan    

More & more information comes out about this dude. He is an idiot and does not need to have the blessing of children.

1824 days ago


Here's a show for you: Take Richard Heene, Jon & Kate, Octomom, the Kardashians, etc. Put them on an island together and force them to endure each other's company without any cameras to suck up to.

1824 days ago

wishing they would just go the hell away!    

I can only imagine what has happened in these childrens lives that wasn't videotaped. Sad, sad excuse for a man and father.

1824 days ago

Rap sucks    

Damn this guy is crazy someone take those kids away now.

1824 days ago


Get these parents away from the kids!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1824 days ago

Ronald Raygun    

This is wrong on so many levels. How many times was Richard Heene dropped on his head as a kid?

1824 days ago


I hope children services come knocking at their door and help to get these children away from both of these parents.
BUT THEN did they get this footage? Who shows us this crap? Why do we watch it? I feel sorry that this family is in this situation and our world has come to this obsession with watching the media give us this garbage. Obviously the parents are getting what they want and the media too!!

1824 days ago
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