Oct 17, 2009

Authorities are skeptical of balloon boy spectacle

The publicity seeking Heene family (pictured) of Fort Collins, Colorado may be in trouble.

Authorities in Colorado say criminal charges are expected to be filed against Richard Heene, a storm-chasing father whose giant Mylar balloon ascended into the sky, sparking fears that his 6-year-old was aboard.

"We do anticipate at some point in the future, there will be some criminal charges filed with regards to this incident," Larimer County Sheriff Jim Alderden said.

Although not mentioned in the CNN report at the link below, Denver Channel 4 announced on the late news that a search of the Heene home was under way Saturday night.