5280 Magazine reporter Robert Sanchez: At the end of the day, this [Balloon Boy] family did something very, very dumb, but they were doing it to put food on their table

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FILE – In a Oct. 18, 2009 file photo, Richard Heene’s balloon is held for evidence in the Larimer County Sheriff’s evidence area in Fort Collins, Colo. Pieces of the infamous flying saucer that starred in Colorado’s balloon boy hoax are now available as trading cards. Michael Fruitman, the current owner of the balloon, struck a deal with New York-based sports and entertainment card company Topps to use a segment of the Mylar saucer for individual trading cards. (AP Photo/Will Powers, File)

5280 Magazine reporter Robert Sanchez joins John Williams to explain the Balloon Boy story, which was deemed a hoax from the Heene family who was pardoned this week by the governor of Colorado.

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