Authorities Expect To Charge Balloon Boy Father Richard Heene - famous balloon

Authorities in Colorado say criminal charges are expected to be filed against Richard Heene, a storm-chasing father whose giant Mylar balloon ascended into the sky earlier this week — sparking fears that his 6-year-old was aboard.

Richard Heene offers a cardboard box Saturday to receive questions about his son and about his famous balloon.

“We anticipate criminal charges will be filed sometime in the near future,” Larimer County Sheriff Jim Alderden told CNN.

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