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Balloon Boy Dad Richard Heene To Finish Jail Sentence At Home

Mar. 25 2010, Published 7:41 a.m. ET

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Balloon boy dad Richard Heene will finish the rest of his 90-day jail sentence at his Colorado home wearing an ankle monitor, 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.

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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."

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Watch Heene’s Bizarre Short Movie

Heene subsequently pleaded guilty to a felony charge of attempting to influence a public servant in connection with the incident.


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