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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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DannyG    

How about just mind your own damn business stupid people... news media blew the whole story out of proportion and made you all sick of it and now you're blaming the poor couple and are happy to fine them... most of you are morons just for watching the news... get your noses out of other peoples business and go do something fun with your lives, morons. oh and about (THEIR) child... he's safe.. so shut the hell up about it, it's not your kid... and no I would never risk my kids life like that... but you all still need to mind your own damn business and shut the hell up.

1662 days ago
77.

Cindy    

What century do you people live in??

My personal opinion is that these people were not as guilty as the media has portrayed them to be or the courts.

If they are handing out invoices for this dumbass stunt then there are a lot more morons out there that need to be invoiced!

Yea it cost 42 large to run through a freakin field and "capture" a home made air balloon!

I bet you guys are boiling your tar and plucking the feathers as I type eh?

Snap into reality here. Educate yourselves. The courts should be ashamed for spending your tax dollars on this.

1646 days ago
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