Pity the parents of a six-year-old boy in Colorado, whose son just wouldn't listen to dad's warning not to mess with the family experimental UFO:
A 6-year-old boy climbed into a homemade balloon aircraft in Colorado and floated away today, forcing officials to scramble to figure out how to rescue the boy as the balloon hurtled through the air.
The bizarre scene played out live on television and prompted fears that the flying saucer-shaped balloon would crash with the young child inside. The balloon rotated slowly in the wind, tipping precariously at times. …
Larimer County sheriff’s spokeswoman Eloise Campanella said the device had the potential to rise to 10,000 feet. Sheriff’s officials last saw the device floating south of Milliken, which is about 40 miles north of Denver.
I have the same problem with my collection of antique refrigerators, which I store in the unused swimming pool out back. I warn the neighbors' kids not to play there, but do they listen? NOOOOOOO.
The sad thing is, the law will probably hold the father responsible for his son's stupidity.
(Via numerous sources through Twitter.)