RadarOnline.com has uncovered some explosive new details about Balloon Boy dad, Richard Heene — including death threats that he allegedly made against a pal.
In an exclusive interview with RadarOnline.com, an ex pal of Heene’s reveals details on the father of three’s furious temper and how he even threatened to kill him one time.
In 2003, Heene was the writer on a project called Box Time: Playhouse in which Rupert Hitzig produced. Hitzig tells RadarOnline.com that he’s “had a long relationship with Richard and Mayumi” and that he loves Mayumi and the children but “regrets the day I met Richard!”
Five years ago Hitzig was generous enough to co-sign on a truck for Heene. Fast forward to the present where Hitzig says that Heene’s been missing his payments on the truck, which leaves him footing the bill. When Hitzig contacted Richard about taking the truck back, Richard told him, “I’ll kill you!”
Hitzig describes Heene as “a very hot tempered young man”. He also states that Richard is “a talented man, desperate to be recognized and maybe didn’t realize the ramifications of this ordeal. He had no idea what he was doing because he’s stupid.”
The pickup truck that Hitzig co-signed on is the same truck seen in the videos of Heene recklessly taking his children tornado chasing, which Hitzig says recently prompted him to take out a $5 million umbrella policy so he’s covered if someone gets hurt!
Co-signing on the pickup truck isn’t the only way that Heene has taken advantage of Hitzig. The Jaws 3-D producer tells RadarOnline.com that he once paid Richard $2,000 to fix his deck, in which Richard “did a lousy job.” Hitzig also agreed to store one of Heene’s “tornado machines” at his place, which more than over-stayed its welcome and it wasn’t until Hitzig threatened to throw it out that Heene finally sent eight laborers to go pick it up.