There was no last second proclamation of innocence or even a statement to the handful of reporters waiting in the freezing cold for the man who pleaded guilty to orchestrating the balloon boy hoax.

Richard Heene arrived at the Larimer County Detention Center on Monday with his wife and co-defendant, Mayumi, in the couple's red minivan with a busted-out rear window. Heene, wearing a dark knit cap, sunglasses and a heavy jacket, ran inside the building carrying a plastic grocery bag.