This is the Colorado news about the 6 year old kid in balloon. Unlike the 7-year old boy who carjacked his parents' car, ended being chased by a patrol car back home, Falcon Heene made headlines yesterday as he was thought to have floated with the giant air balloon.

It all started when the giant silvery balloon floated away from the Heene's yard Thursday morning, sparking a frantic rescue operation that involved military helicopters and briefly shut down Denver International Airport. The flying saucer-like craft tipped precariously at times before gliding to the ground in a field, the culmination of a two-hour, 50-mile journey through two counties. But with the child nowhere in sight, investigators searched the balloon's path. Several people reported seeing something fall from the craft while it was in the air, and yellow crime-scene tape was placed around the home.


But in the end, the boy apparently never left the home. The 6-year-old Falcon Heene was found hiding in a cardboard box in his family's garage attic Thursday after his father, Richard Heene, had scolded him for getting inside a compartment on the craft. Richard Heene said Falcon's brother had seen him inside the compartment before it took off and that's why they thought he was in there when it launched. But the boy fled to the attic at some point after the scolding and was never in the balloon during its journey.
"I yelled at him. I'm really sorry I yelled at him," Heene said as he hugged his son during a news conference.

"I was in the attic and he scared me because he yelled at me," Falcon said. "That's why I went in the attic."


It's greatly comforting the boy is safe.