heenefamily 290 Richard Heene does not make live 'announcement' in press conferenceRichard Heene, father at the center of the Balloon Boy hoopla, called a press conference this morning to make a “big announcement.” Then he didn’t make one. Video below.

Richard Heene called a new conference in Fort Collins, Colorado and once he had reporters waiting with baited breath, he took out a cardboard box and asked them to put their questions inside. He then said that he would be back later to answer them. The only thing he did do was assure them that the balloon incident was NOT a hoax.

Oh, he also said the family does not have cable. As an entertainment website, we are appalled.

Story developing. We’ll keep you posted when Richard Heene reemerges from his house.

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