Balloon boy pukes during live TV interview
Falcon Heene, the six-year-old boy that many thought was trapped in a runaway balloon, got sick while answering questions on two morning shows Friday.
The Heene family’s “balloon saga” has drawn new attention after the child remarked to his father in one interview with CNN Thursday, “You had said we did this for a show,” a comment his father quickly disavowed.
After being questioned about the comment, Falcon said he felt sick during an interview with ABC’s Diane Sawyer. He was then led offstage.
The incident occurs with about 1:33 left in the clip.
In an interview with Good Morning America Friday, the local sheriff said that filing a false report — if the family knew that the child wasn’t aboard the balloon — could be a misdemeanor offense.
Asked if it was a hoax, Falcon’s flustered father, Richard Heene said, “Absolutely not, absolutely not.”
“Now I’m starting to get a little ticked off,” Heene retorted. “What do I have to gain about this. I’m not selling anything. I’m not advertising anything.”
Police said they didn’t initially search the attic of the house where the boy was hiding.
This video is from ABC’s Good Morning America and NBC’s Today Show, broadcast Oct. 15, 2009.