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Richard Heene Released from Prison ... Kinda

2/7/2010 2:14 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Richard HeeneBalloon Dad Richard Heene has left the Larimer County Detention Center in Fort Collins, Co. -- but only so that he can check in to the Alternative Sentencing Unit (ASU), which is about 30 seconds away.

An officer at the prison tells TMZ that Heene has been transferred to the ASU, but couldn't elaborate further.

There are several different programs at the ASU in which Heene can participate in to serve out the remainder of his sentence -- including work release (he would leave for work but check back in at night), workenders (inmates report on Saturday and Sunday and are taken out on supervised crews to perform Community Service work) or even electronic home monitoring.

Heene was sentenced to 90 days behind bars following that whole balloon episode we'd all rather forget.

Mayumi HeeneUPDATE -- After Heene was transferred to the ASU, his loving wife Mayumi showed up to pay him a visit. Mayumi has 20 days to serve in jail for her role in the fiasco. She'll serve her time after Richard serves his.

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tmzsucks    

wonder how many times bubba pumped it in his butt.... this idiot and his wife can rot in hell

1534 days ago
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Cant Watch    

I hope he learned his lesson and won't pull any more stupid stunts just to be on TV. Then again, with all the coverage he got from his last one, he'll probably think of some other hoax.

1534 days ago
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Cant Watch    

1. wonder how many times bubba pumped it in his butt.... this idiot and his wife can rot in hell

Posted at 12:31PM on Feb 7th 2010 by NotQQing
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eeeewwww, ewww, ewww, not I can't get that image out of my head *barf*

1534 days ago
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frankiestage    

Heene looks crazy. Oh wait, he is crazy. Now it all makes sense.

1534 days ago
5.

moveover    

This guy always looks like he just got pepper sprayed.

1534 days ago
6.

chicken head    

if he be a black brother he do mo time

1534 days ago
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why?    

THIS JAIL TIME FOR RICHARD IS THE BEST VACATION THOSE KIDS COULD GET. HE WAS PREPARING THOSE KIDS TO BE LOWLIFE LOSERS WITH FOUL MOUTHS AND NO VALUES OR MORALS.

1534 days ago
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Bernard    

This whole thing was the fault of the media. As soon as I saw that "balloon" I thought, "That balloon can't lift 40 pounds. . . let alone a moving 40 pound child." Did anyone else realize this story defied science and the laws of physics??!?!?!

1534 days ago
9.

Homer    

Balloon Boy = good, Balloon Dad = bad.

1534 days ago
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PolarBear    

He's too sexy for his squint, his squint,
He's too sexy for his squint.
He's too sexy for his lies, his lies,
He's too sexy for his lies.
He's too sexy for jail soap, jail soap
He's too sexy for his jail soap.

1534 days ago
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tigers lair    

Did Heene take it up the hinny in jail?? He looks constipated in this photo...LOL!

1534 days ago
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Arizona11    

LOL at #6 and #1 arent you being a little harsh?

1534 days ago
13.

Wombat    

He was not really given 90 days...that is always adjusted on a sliding scale bell curve in relation to the size of his butt hole at the end of each week. He may be bowlegged and unable to stand up straight...but he will be out soon.

1534 days ago
14.

John Edwards    

The sad thing is that this guy is smarter than Sarah Palin.

1534 days ago
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evej41    

who gives a flying f### he's a no body he said the media would make him famous so said so done now he has the attention he wanted

next it will be a paying reality show
when he stands to get his grammy
thanks TMZ for all the coverage
thanks cnn for the exposure
thanks to all the media for putting me out there like i wanted in the first place dahhhhhh stupid

1534 days ago
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