Balloon Boy Sentenced to 30 Days of Jail

The grand total cost of pulling off a national hoax is whatever balloon-making supplies go for, $42,000 in fines, and 30 days of jail time. Richard "Balloon Dad" Heene probably considers that a bargain in the world of attention-whoring. » 12/23/09 8:00pm 12/23/09 8:00pm

Balloon Boy Mom Admits to Hoax

According to court records made public today, Mayumi Heene, Balloon Boy's mom, has admitted that the whole incident was orchestrated to make the Heene family more "marketable for future media interest." Nice parenting. » 10/23/09 10:24pm 10/23/09 10:24pm