balloon boy's mother admitted it was a hoax

The truth behind the Balloon Boy fiasco continues to unravel in every way possible.

According to court documents released Friday, Mayumi Heene, the mother of the 6-year-old boy everyone feared missing inside a runaway helium balloon, was the one who admitted to authorities that the whole saga was a hoax: Affidavit: Mom told deputies balloon saga was hoax.

Heene told sheriff's deputies that she and her husband Richard "knew all along that Falcon was hiding in the residence," according to an affidavit used to get a search warrant for the home. She allegedly told investigators the incident was a hoax, devised about two weeks earlier, to make them more marketable to the media.

Yes, in the immortal words of Falcon Heene, "We did this for the show."

The Larimer County Sheriff has said he will recommend charges against the Heenes including conspiracy, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, making a false report to authorities, and attempting to influence a public servant. The most serious charges are felonies and carry a maximum sentence of six years in prison.

Richard Heene previously denied it was a hoax. My guess is, knowing what we now know about this crazy couple and this family, things are not good in the Heene household. But hey, they got wanted they wanted -- they made it on TV!

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