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'Balloon Boy' Dad: Buy My Balloon ... For $1 Million!!!

5/31/2011 4:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

"Balloon Boy" dad Richard Heene is selling off the infamous balloon that made him the most hated father in America -- and if everything goes to plan ... he'll raise over a million bucks for charity in the process.

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Richard posted a video online last week -- in which he claims his family wants to help with the tsunami relief efforts in Japan ... and to kick things off, he's already set a "purchase now" price on the balloon for $1,000,000.

Heene claims he will not make a penny off the saucer -- saying he hired an attorney to distribute any profits from the private online auction to Japanese tsunami relief charities.

The 20-foot saucer created a search-and-rescue panic in October 2009 -- when Richard and his wife claimed their six-year-old was trapped in the balloon as it careened into the sky.

Of course, it was all a lie ... and now everybody hates him.

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1.

GOB    

he should take the proceeds from this auction and give them back to the taxpayers who funded the emergency response "rescue"

1205 days ago
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GoAwayGloria    

now changing my name to baloon boy dad GO AWAY

1205 days ago
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Throwback kid    

I will pay 2 million for it if I can drop it off a building with him in it

1205 days ago
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GoAwayGloria    

oops meant BALLOON boy

1205 days ago
5.

Carl    

I'm sure there is another angle here. That guy is constantly scheming. Maybe it is legit since his wife is Japanese, but I doubt it.

1205 days ago
6.

TheRicker    

No. If he's legit, he won't get money off the auction. He'll get money off of selling the 'photo/film' rights to this 'inspiring' story...

1205 days ago
7.

Observer...ICU    

Uh huh...not so much.

1205 days ago
8.

Kevin    

Balloon Boy can jolly well pop off for all I care!!

1205 days ago
9.

jxtr    

This guy is a scammer and constantly wants media attention.

1205 days ago
10.

Jj    

His timeliness is impeccable...

1205 days ago
11.

Shaun    

Mikey... only a dollar?

1205 days ago
12.

Stiletto    

He'll distribute any "profits" to charity...how much you want to bet he'll back out his legal fees, cost to move, made up huge amount for the balloon from the 1 million?

The man and his family are con artist s***.

1205 days ago
13.

MidoriMe    

What a ****ing whackjob.

1205 days ago
14.

Scott    

Yuuuuup and Harvey is a straight male.......

I don't know the percentage he will get for the "donation" but "he" can delcare that on his taxes which will make him a lotttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt of $$$$$$$$$$.

As long as the "donation" is in his name he gets a slip.


Peace.

1205 days ago
15.

dd    

And he still has his kids...WOW!

1205 days ago
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