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'Balloon' Fam Gets $42,000 Bill

12/22/2009 4:40 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The two morons behind that terrible "Balloon Boy" stunt are finally going to have to pay the price for all of their dumbassery -- a cool $42,000.

'Balloon' Fam Gets $42,000 Bill

The Larimer County District Attorney's office claims it sent the bill to Richard and Mayumi Heene -- demanding the couple pay restitution to the agencies which took part in the rescue attempt when they thought 6-year-old Falcon Heene had gone airborne in a massive Jiffy Pop-style hot air balloon.

According to the Denver Post, the DA claims the Heene's $42k will go towards the police, the national guard and the Federal Aviation Administration -- who all played a role on October 15.

A lawyer for the Heenes claims they won't pay a cent until they see receipts and records -- we're pretty sure there's no shortage of TV footage.

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Kacey    

these dumbasses should have went to jail..their poor kids.

1765 days ago
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sleeper    

best hoax ever thanks balloon family.

1765 days ago
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LAWRENCE    

Their lawyer is an idiot, the bill is much deeper than that. They even had the airport involved. They should have thrown these two in jail and taken the kids.

1765 days ago
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Bubblebunny    

Bankrupt ! LMAO!

1765 days ago
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Jezzy    



sock it to 'em!

1765 days ago
6.

les    

Only 42 grand? Seems with all the agency's involved, should be more than that. They should also make them work the bill off in prison.

1765 days ago
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luv my TMZ    

OH Hell they are now officially back in the news.

1765 days ago
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pixma    

I hope they pay the farmer whose fields were destroyed in the chase!

1765 days ago
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Poindexter    

I'm sure receipts, etc. will be easy to produce. I wonder what the Heene's attorneys will come with next as a stall tactic?

1765 days ago
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sylvie    

That's exactly what they deserved because of their lies to everyone. What's even worse is that they got had thier kids involved and taught them it's okay to lie and waste resources of police officials and everyone else involved. Pay up you bunch of dumbasses!!! Oh, and Merry Christmas! Hope it was all worth it!!!

1765 days ago
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The Seer    

Good. I hope they DO review the records then charge them TRIPLE!

These people are despicable.

1765 days ago
12.

walt    

Good Merry Christmas you two stupid A holes.........

1765 days ago
13.

Rania    

They should have charged them more.

1765 days ago
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jean    

Perhaps, the next couple that may wish to try this sort of stunt should wise up now! The children should be taken away from those two freaks! They also need to make a public appology to all the people that helped during this criminal activity,and the entire town!

1765 days ago
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me    

I can't believe any self-respecting lawyer would take their case! Hopefully their kids will be taken away from them before they are damaged any further.

1765 days ago
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