Balloon Boy's Parents to Surrender to Police

October 19, 2009 By:
Balloon Boy's Parents to Surrender to Police

The Heene family is in some serious trouble after the Sheriff's department deemed the Balloon Boy saga a hoax.

"It has been determined this was a hoax. It was a publicity stunt," Larimer County, Colo., Sheriff Jim Alderden told reporters Sunday. He said no arrests will be made until the investigation is complete.

The family now faces two felony charges: conspiracy and contributing to the delinquency of a minor and according to People magazine, the family lawyer insists they're going to surrender themselves to authorities.

Denver attorney David Lane, who is representing 6 year old Falcon's parents Richard and Mayumi Heene, says he wishes to avoid "the public spectacle and humiliation" of police arresting them in the presence of their children and that the couple will turn themselves into authorities when the time comes.

It's so sad the things people will do for 15 minutes of fame. Child services is now considering removing Falcon from his home and placing him in foster care! Do you think that's a good idea?

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