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Sheriff: Boy-In-Balloon Was Hoax, Charges Expected

The New York Times, 19 October 2009
Publié le : 19 octobre 2009
 The Associated Press 

"FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) -- The story that a little boy had floated away in a giant helium balloon was a hoax concocted to land a reality television show, authorities said Sunday, and the boy's parents will likely face felony charges.

"The stunt two weeks in the planning was a marketing ploy by Richard and Mayumi Heene, who met in acting school in Hollywood and have appeared on the ABC reality show ''Wife Swap,'' Larimer County Sheriff Jim Alderden said. The Heenes have reportedly been working on a reality TV deal in Los Angeles.

"Investigators are examining the possibility of other conspirators, ''including the possibility that even some of the media outlets may have had some knowledge about this,'' Alderden said."

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