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EXCLUSIVE: Balloon Boy Dad Richard Heene Visited In Prison By Wife

Jan. 25 2010, Published 6:05 a.m. ET

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Balloon boy dad Richard Heene was visited by his wife Mayumi for the first time in jail over the weekend, can exclusively reveal.

The infamous reality dad is serving a 30-day stretch at Larimer County Detention Center in Fort Collins, Clorado, for masterminding the elaborate balloon hoax involving his son Falcon.

Heene is sharing a 12 ft by 5ft cell with another inmate among the general prison population at the 557 beds facility which housed over 10,000 inmates each year.

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The Detention Center’s Lt Pat McCosh told “I can confirm that Mayumi Heene visited her husband over the weekend.

“Their meeting went smoothly and the general prison population seems to have taken to him - we have had no problems with him.

“I wouldn’t say he is pleased to be here but his general demeanor is good and he is getting along with the prison officers.


“There have been no problems with Mr Heene since he entered our jail and we are hopeful it will remain that way.”

Richard Heene, whose flying saucer balloon received national attention when it was thought his six-year-old son was inside, had been sentenced to 30 days in jail and another 60 days on a work release program.

His wife Mayumi received four years probation and was sentenced to 20 days in jail. Their son, Falcon, was in their home while his parents told police and others he was missing, leading everyone to think the child was in the runaway balloon.

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The husband and wife have already been hit with a $42,000 bill from local, state and federal agencies for their October stunt when they claimed their six-year-old son had crawled into a hot air balloon in their back yard and been whisked away into the sky. exclusively revealed that Heene could be released six days early from his 30 day jail sentence if he behaves himself while in prison.



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