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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.

Richard Heene: Click to watch
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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lilliana.m.garcia    

how have these children not been taken away yet?

1759 days ago
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Tiffany    

What a tool! We have an insane interview with Richard Heene's business partner for 7 years here:
http://girlsandcorpses.com/print9/smokula.html

1759 days ago
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Ron    

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

1759 days ago
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cgirl Caron    

This dude is such a tool

1759 days ago
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MaggieMay    

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?

1759 days ago
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jaddedkitten    

This retard is crazy... those poor kids

1759 days ago
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Emily    

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

1759 days ago
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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!

1759 days ago
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A fan    

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

1759 days ago
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James    

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.

1759 days ago
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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.

1759 days ago
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Rap sucks    

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

1759 days ago
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pam    

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

1759 days ago
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Ronald Raygun    

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

1759 days ago
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Karen    

I hope children services come knocking at their door and help to get these children away from both of these parents.
BUT THEN AGAIN...how 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!!

1759 days ago
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