Colorado Sheriff: "balloon Boy" Case Was A Hoax

Colorado sheriff:

DENVER (Reuters) - The bizarre flight of a home-made helium balloon, thought to have a 6-year-old boy aboard, was a hoax and publicity stunt, a Colorado sheriff said on Sunday.

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