The search cost a good bit of money, now even though they say it was not a hoax the Sheriff is gonna add court costs to the mix by charging a family that appears to have thought they had a problem with criminal complaint. Sheriff: Charges will be filed in balloon saga - Yahoo! News The Sheriff repeats in the story he does not believe it was a hoax but wants to find any and all charges he can level on the family. Go figure. The message is clear. If you have a problem don't call the cops unless you really are sure and if you wait to long they will charge you with something else.