N.J. UFO hoax uncovered

April 3, 2009 6:09:05 AM PDT
No, the aliens haven't landed in New Jersey. But a UFO hoax has landed a couple of guys in trouble with the law.

Morris County prosecutors say Chris Russo and Joe Rudy have admitted to tying road flares to helium balloons. The mysterious lights in the sky prompted dozens of calls to police earlier this year.

Authorities say the prank could interfered with air traffic and posed a fire hazard. Prosecutors say the UFO hoaxers will be charged with disorderly conduct, punishable by a fine.

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