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Balloon Dad -- The 'Welcome to Florida' Mug Shot

9/3/2010 10:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

"Balloon Dad" Richard Heene has a brand new mug shot in Florida -- but dude didn't break the law this time ... TMZ has learned it's all because he decided to move.

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Law enforcement tells us the Heene family has left Colorado for sunny Florida ... and as a convicted felon for that whole "Balloon Boy" hoax thing ... Richard has to check in with local law enforcement before he can settle into a new home.

So, at 7:35 AM ... dude threw on his best yellow t-shirt and waltzed into the Manatee County Sheriff's Office ... where he posed for a mug shot, left his fingerprints and went on his way.

According to reports, the Heenes didn't leave Fort Collins on good terms -- their former landlord claims the fam left discarded belongings all over their former home ... including tables, plates, tools chairs and appliances. 

Don't worry -- they've still got plenty of baggage.

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awards    

Someone take this ahole out for a one way swim!

1461 days ago
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DAN    

i remember when this whole thing went down i was in jail in florida watching it. it was so funny everyone running after a baloon. its human instinct to chase a runaway baloon the cops couldnt help it. were taught that at a very young age. lol.

1461 days ago
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surferdude84    

Chalk one up for Adam Corolla's theory on "the worst people on earth either live in florida on germany". Looks like FLO RIDA get a whole lot better.

1461 days ago
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DAN    

Damn right #3 i live in FL and the craziest people on earth are here. Trust me

1461 days ago
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Lisa    

We used to call California the granola state, "land of fruits and nuts", but Florida is wayyyyy crazier, they have every nut job and insane criminal living there, Casey Anthony, OJ before Nevada offered him housing, now this family of AHoles. Florida should be cut off from the US and sent floating off into the ocean!

1461 days ago
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DAN    

its all the sun and meth that does it to people.

1461 days ago
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Cherries    

Such a loser.

I hope nothing ever really happens to one of his family members, since he seems to cry wolf. Nobody will believe him.

1461 days ago
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Troof    

"Someone take this ahole out for a one way swim!"

@1: I think I love you!
@2: You forgot Tiger Woods lives in FL, too.
@4: Agree

And my 2 cents:
Hiney looks like he's been hitting the bottle hard. The good news? Florida has the Baker Act where anyone can call in and have this imbecile and his idiot wife put on 72 hour psych hold!
Even the law books in Fl-la-la land know the state has the crazies!

1461 days ago
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jeff    

On behalf of us in the state of Colorado............. Thank ****ing god he is gone. Him and fame whoring family.

1461 days ago
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jxtr    

Why in the hell did he move to Florida? We already have lots of crazy people and criminals here. We do not need anymore. Go back to Colorado or wherever.

1461 days ago
11.

hihat    

Do we really need this story? No, we don't -- it just encourages attention-seeking clowns like balloon man. Next time, TMZ, just say NO!!!

1461 days ago
12.

Bob    

Please - GET OUT!!! From all those decent people in Florida.

1461 days ago
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Heather    

Maybe he will try and build a rocket booster and capsule in his mother's garage, then drive over to Cape Kennedy and try to launch it.

It appears that Richard Heene is moving his family into sort of a bargain basement country club east of Bradenton, Florida.

1461 days ago
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MIDNIGHT TOKER    

where does ballon dad get his money??

1461 days ago
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John    

I'm surprised that the kids didn't **** on the carpet before they left. ****ing animals.

1461 days ago
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