Irony: Balloon Boy Parents Willing to Turn Themselves in to Avoid Public Perp Walk and Media Attention
Make Balloon boys parents do a perp walk and give them a true dose of REALITY TV!!!
The gig is up and the parents, Richard and Mayumi Heene, of “Balloon Boy” are about to face the music. In a news conference over the weekend Larimer County Sheriff Jim Alderden announced that the entire balloon incident was a hoax.
To further add irony and insult to injury, David Lane, the lawyer representing Richard and Mayumi Heene said that his clients are willing to turn themselves in to face any charges. That’s mighty big of them seeing that they really won’t have a choice in the matter once charges are filed. Get this!!! The attorney says he wants avoid “the public spectacle and humiliation” of police arresting them in the presence of their children.
Denver attorney David Lane says he’s representing Richard and Mayumi Heene. He says he wants to avoid “the public spectacle and humiliation” of police arresting them in the presence of their children.
Lane says he’s advised the family not to make any statements on the matter.
That is priceless!!! AVOID THE PUBLIC SPECTACLE!!! Isn’t that what this family wanted all along? Shouldn’t we give the balloon boy parents exactly what they were looking for all along? Cuff ‘em in public with cameras flashing and the focus of all the media. This is why they pulled this ridiculous stunt in the first place. What’s more “reality TV” than a public arrest?
As for not arresting them in the presence of their children. Richard and Mayumi Heene certainly had no problem implicating their children in this hoax. The sheriff stated in his news conference that the three boys were aware of the hoax. Thus if the parents had no problem in aiding and abetting to the delinquency of minors, why should they care about being arrested in front of them? Since the children will not be charged with any crimes due to their age, maybe seeing their parents arrested for their crimes will be a learning tool for the future.
UPDATE I: Media Outlet May Be In On Balloon Hoax
If this is the case then reality TV needs to be prosecuted. This nonsense has to come to an end. Police resources wasted. Other pressing things could have been investigated. What if some one was injured, harmed or killed in the process of this balloon hoax? Enough is enough.
Investigators are examining the possibility of other conspirators, “including the possibility that even some of the media outlets may have had some knowledge about this,” Alderden said.