Balloon Boy's dad is selling truck parts in Vegas

Richard Heene — father of the infamous Balloon Boy — has apparently abandoned his internet wares and is now hawking the Heene Duty, which he describes as a "pick-up truck robot," at the Speciality Equipment Manufacturers Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas. That's where one Jalopnik reader happened to bump into him and… » 11/02/11 3:00pm 11/02/11 3:00pm

Did Balloon Boy Out Parents As Fraudsters On CNN?

Yesterday, news outlets feverishly covered Balloon Boy, who apparently climbed aboard an experimental balloon which took flight. When it landed, he wasn't there, instead hiding in the garage attic. Yesterday on CNN, he said, "We did this for the show." » 10/16/09 10:00am 10/16/09 10:00am