Balloon boy dad Richard Heene will finish the rest of his 90-day jail sentence at his Colorado home wearing an ankle monitor, RadarOnline.com has learned.
Since beginning his sentence January 11, Heene has completed most of it in jail and with a work-release unit, Larimer County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Eloise Campanella said.
After Heene falsely reported his 6-year-old son Falcon had floated off in a homemade helium balloon on October 15, a worldwide audience watched the bizarre incident unfold as the Mylar balloon soared 7,000 feet over eastern Colorado — with no boy in it.
In a CNN interview with the family the following day, Falcon turned to Richard and told him, “You had said that we did this for a show.”
Heene subsequently pleaded guilty to a felony charge of attempting to influence a public servant in connection with the incident.