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    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/33330516...urts?GT1=43001


    Little action behind my store this morning.

    Update: balloon on ground, but can't find child.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trusty View Post
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/33330516...urts?GT1=43001


    Little action behind my store this morning.

    Update: ballon on ground, but can't find child.
    Lets hope the little guy let it go accidently and is hiding because he thinks he's in trouble.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sgallan View Post
    Lets hope the little guy let it go accidently and is hiding because he thinks he's in trouble.

    I sure hope so.

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    Update.... I am sure you've heard.... it was a hoax.

    Here is a good article on it....

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091019/...us_balloon_boy

    FORT COLLINS, Colo. ? 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 parents weren't under arrest, the sheriff said. He said he expected to recommend charges of conspiracy, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, making a false report to authorities and attempting to influence a public servant. Federal charges were also possible.

    The most serious charges are felonies and carry a maximum sentence of six years in prison and a $500,000 fine. Alderden said they would be seeking restitution for the costs, though he didn't have an estimate.

    The cost for just the two military helicopters was about $14,500....

    .... As to the hoax that could end up with one or both in prison:

    "It certainly got big and whether anybody realized it that it would get the type of international media attention, I suspect this is probably beyond what they thought," Alderden said.


    I am guessing those kids wil be taken out of the house within a day or two. As they should. I am also guessing that the wife will at some point be partially exonerated due to his physical and mental abuse of her.
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    Are you kidding, he'll try to sell "his story" to CNN asking to get paid for the increasing the number of viewers to the channel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sgallan View Post

    I am guessing those kids wil be taken out of the house within a day or two. As they should. I am also guessing that the wife will at some point be partially exonerated due to his physical and mental abuse of her.
    Why should the kids be removed from the home? Because the guy made up a hoax? It's a pretty childish thing to do, but let's think about what really happened.... The kid sat in a closet somewhere while daddy made up a story... Sure, it was a stupid thing to do, but he didn't endanger anyone- he just wasted a lot of people's time and made a couple people look foolish for believing him.

    I also don't think any amount of physical or mental abuse is going to be the reasoning behind exonerating her of any charges.. if that were the case, Jeffrey Dahmer, the Menendez brothers, or any other previously abused serial killer would have an equally valid case for acquittal. She may be let off because she was just a willing participant and not the mastermind, but that'd be about the only reason they'd just let her slide.
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    I was worried sick about P Jersey when I first saw this story. I emailed him repeatedly but there was no answer all day. PJ meeting the child's description in height, was almost certainly the missing boy. I feared and I agonized over it all day. I cannot tell you guys how happy I was when I received a return email informing me that he had over slept and was harmlessly laying on the couch with his thumb in his mouth and his Winnie the pooh blanket secured over his tiny little feet.
    Lets go Brent!

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    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!

    for some reason I also thought of PJers when I heard the story.
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    ....This scam was orchestrated by Orville Reddenbacher



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