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Colorado Sheriff Jim Alderden Declares the Obvious: Balloon Boy ‘Was A Hoax’

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Authorities in Colorado held a press conference today and Sheriff Jim Alderden announced that the Balloon Boy saga was indeed a media-whoring prank: “It has been determined this was a hoax, a publicity stunt to market a reality show.” No charges have been filed against the parents, yet, but it’s likely that they could face at least two felony and misdemeanor counts.