Balloon boy dad claims it was no hoax despite pleading guilty

Posted By: The Ski Channel on January 6, 2010 11:55 am

What do we make of this? For Collins, Colorado resident Richard Heene, father of the six-year-old “Balloon Boy” Falcon Heene, went on Larry King Live recently and told America that the incident was no hoax. He appears to have pleaded guilty for the sake of saving his family, as he says. “The threat of deportation was imminent”, he said—referring to his Japanese wife, Mayumi Heene.

Is this a tactic to get us all to remember the Heenes and recognize them for another 15 minutes? Or do we think his story is valid? Check out the video below and see what you think.