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Balloon Boy Family Used to Live in Burbank, Still Owes Rent, Says Landlord

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So apparently the Heene family made an attempt for the Hollywood life (and that's besides their appearance on ABC's Wife Swap). They rented a Burbank home from June 2006 until June 2007, according to Carrie Cavalier, who met the father, Richard Heene, when she was hired to take his headshots.

The Associated Press says Cavalier evicted them after the security deposit was not paid and the house began to deteriorate. Apparently, they just picked up and left and still owe her $6,000, according to NBCLA.

Heene was also an "avid" iReporter for CNN, the news station said on air last night.

Previously: Uncomfortable Moment: 'Balloon Boy' Tells CNN They 'Did this for a Show'