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Here's a kid that's really in trouble when he gets home

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Here's a kid that's really in trouble when he gets home

CG IT
6 year old kid accidently takes off in experimental ballon...

Betcha he was all smiles when he took off.


http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/33330516/ns/us_news-crime_and_courts?GT1=43001
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santeewelding

It landed in a field. No one on board.

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CG IT

man, hope the kids alright....

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KaryDavis

...If I was his mom, I'd be frantic...

My heart and thoughts are with the boy and his family...

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jck

the kid is not hurt.

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Forum Surfer

I hope and pray the kid is safe. If you're human and have kids, you can't help but project how you would feel if it was your own child regardless of the circumstances.

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maecuff

It said the boy was no where to be found

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CG IT

I certainly hope the boys ok...

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santeewelding

According to PBS: little boy found hiding in a box in the family attic.

He's okay. Probably figured he was in for it, having released the balloon.

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dmiles

The News is that the kid was not even in the balloon,he was hiding.
Check the family history and you may find that he have been put up to it.Why was such a youngster left alone at that age to get there and no adult supervision.

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jdclyde

or don't you think a 5 year old should play in their back yard?

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jdclyde

"The boy's family, who earlier this year appeared in a reality television show about wife-swapping, had been building a helium-balloon craft that was kept tethered in the backyard of their home. The craft, which resembled a silver flying saucer, was approximately 20 feet across by 5 feet high. "

Can you say "getting in front of the camera again"?

Edit to include link. oops! :)
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/33330516/ns/us_news-life/?GT1=43001

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AV .

I really hope this wasn't all about publicity. Thats just not right. Doesn't it cost us taxpayers lots of money sending the National Guard out on search and rescue?

AV

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NickNielsen Moderator

The general manager of a big corporation wanted to talk to one of his employees, so he called to his house. A whispering kid voice answered him: "Hello?"

"Is your dad in the house?" he asked. "Yes" the kid answered him.

"Can I talk to him?"

"No" answered the kid.

"Is your mother in the house?"

"Yes" the kid answered him.

"Can I talk to her?"

"No" answered the kid.

The general manager asked: "Is there anyone adult?"

"Yes," answered the kid "A police officer."

"Can I talk to him?"

"No, he is busy."

"Busy? With what?"

"He is talking to my parents and the fireman."

The general manager began to worry when he heard a very loud noise.

"What is it?" he asked.

"That is a helicopter." the kid whispered.

"What's going on?" the general manager asked with a fear in his voice.

The kid answered with a little bit of respect in his voice "The rescue team came in the helicopter."

"But what they are looking for?" The manager began to panic.

The kid laughed inaudibly, and said: "Me."

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OldER Mycroft

At least that's the way I viewed him when he appeared on the ABC News channel, here in the UK.

He was being interviewed by the news crew, holding the 6 year old in his left arm, and admitted to having shouted at the kid (assuming that's why the kid was hiding in the attic BEFORE the balloon lifted off, otherwise why would they think the kid was onboard??).

Then the Dad made a profuse display of crocodile tears - he was less than convincing.

Deffo a publicity stunt - the kid didn't look too bright either.

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jdclyde

stupid people, that is....

I really hope there is jail time for mom and dad.

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jmgarvin

http://www.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3DwI6UONWCq7A

The kid says: "We did it for the show."

Also, I remember this couple being on wife swap not that long ago....

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jdclyde

I can see them getting billed hundreds of K to pay for the search and rescue efforts.

Not to mention, what if someone else didn't get a timely response to a real emergency?

Hang 'em high!

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GSG

I agree, except take it farther. Make them pay for all of the costs, prosecute them for filing false report, ridicule them endlessly in the press, and then take the kids away.

This guy puts them in danger by taking them with him when he's storm chasing. They drive into tornadoes, hurricanes, etc... Plus, they are teaching them to lie to get attention.

I figure the Dad, who doesn't seem to have a real job from what I can tell, is in financial difficulties, and decided that the best way to earn cash was to do the talk show circuit.

Did you know that Mom and Dad called the local TV station when the kid was "missing" BEFORE they called 911? What parent, in a situation that is not staged, would call 911 after calling the local tv station. When I read that, before the balloon landed is when I thought something fishy was going on.

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CharlieSpencer

I go to sporting events and see people all but climbing over each other to wave at the camera. Goobers stage dangerous stunts to send in the film or post it on the web. They line up behind live 'remotes' to stay lined up behind (or between) the talent and the camera.

Sorry, I don't get it.