Originally Posted by Jo da Plumbr
I heard there was an interview of the boy last night, and he said somthing to the affect that dad told the him to do this "for a show".
I think dads a media whore and wanted the publicity.
I expect that will become fact in the next few days. That craft couldn't float his son based on the helium volume. Also the capsol below the craft was cardboad and couldn't hold more than twn pounds with out failure. Add in a six year old hiding quietly for several hours while the local PD is calling out his name and searching the home. I know when my kids where that age they would come when I called them and expect if the local PD where looking for them they would come out frome hiding. This kid showed up shortly after it was discovered that he wasn't in the ballon.
I hope the parents have to pay for the emergency response and if there is a class action I would like $50 for the time I waisted following this story