We all remember Richard Heene. In 2009, Heene claimed his young son Falcon had accidentally taken flight aboard an experimental hot air balloon, triggering a massive rescue effort and gaining national media attention. As it turned out, the boy's feet had never left the ground. When police determined the incident was a hoax, Heene was sentenced to fines and jail time.
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