Richard Heene Heads to Jail
Balloon Boy’s dad was placed behind bars this morning.
On Monday morning Richard Heene appeared at the Larimer County Detention Center in Colorado to honor his mandatory 90-day jail sentence.
The father behind the Balloon Boy hoax is to complete 30 days before he can partake in the jail’s work release program.
He and his wife Mayumi will have to cough up roughly $48,000 for their little trick.
Richard also faces an $11,000 civil penalty from the Federal Aviation Administration as a runway at Denver International Airport was forced to shut down thanks to the infamous balloon. (RadarOnline)