The affidavit includes Mayumi Heene‘s stunning revelation that the entire episode was a “hoax” and that the “experimental flying saucer was specifically made to carry out this hoax.”
The affidavit requested that law enforcement be given access to just about everything inside the Heene’s “off white” with “beige trim” house: specifically computers, photographs, journals, drawings, blueprints and financial documents.
The affidavit asserted that the search warrant should be issued because on October 15, Mayumi Heene called Larimer County Dispatch to report that her six year-old son Falcon was in a homemade flying saucer that was accidentally launched from her backyard, and that Richard Heene also called the FAA and a local TV station asking that they dispatch helicopters to track the balloon.
Falcon, of course, was not aboard the balloon and later told the cops he’d been hiding in the attic “because he was upset that his dad had yelled at him.”
By October 17, the Heene story changed. According to the Affidavit, “Mayumi Heene told Your Affiant that she and Richard Heene had lied to authorities….that the release of the flying aucer was intentional as a hoax, that she and Richard Heene knew all along that Falcon was hiding in the residence. The motive for the fabricated story was to make the Heene family more marketable for future media interest.”
Mayumi also admitted that “she and Richard had instructed their three children to lie to authorities as well as the media regarding this hoax.”
Richard and Mayumi Heene are now facing possible felony and misdemeanor charges on their misguided caper. They may also get a bill for the cost of the search and rescue operation.