The parents of 6-year old Falcon “Balloon Boy” Heene are finding out that they will have pay for their whole “kid is stuck in the air ballon” gag that they were hoping would turn them into instant reality tv superstars. They’ve been hit with a bill for $42,000. The Heenes don’t intend to pay or at least until they seem some valid receipts.
The parents in the “Balloon Boy” ruse have been hit with a tab of $42,000 from local, state and federal agencies for their October stunt that briefly left many fearing for the fate of their 6-year-old, their lawyer said Monday.
The Heenes’ attorney, David Lane, said the Fort Collins couple isn’t ready to pay up, at least not yet.
“Let’s see the bills,” he said. “They’re not paying anything until they see some receipts.”
Lane said he was e-mailed the amounts by the Larimer County district attorney’s office.
The Heenes reached a plea deal on charges stemming from the October hoax, in which they led the world to believe their 6-year-old son was aboard the homemade craft on its 50-mile flight from their Fort Collins home.
I think that whatever bill they receive serves them just right.