Wausau, WI - Tensions were high Saturday night as election hopefuls Bryan and Nikki of WDEZ planned an outragous entrance to Wausau's Balloonfest.
Employees at a local party supply store say they witnessed the pair purchasing several hundred balloons and lawnchairs.
"We thought it was odd for anyone to purchase that many balloons at one time, but they assured us that it was for a station event." says employee Curtis Kurts.
Bryan and Nikki were overheard discussing how they were going to get into the event without having to pay the entrance fee. Bryan was quoted as saying "Don't these people know who I am?? I am NOT paying to go to an event. It's bad enough they don't have free food." Little did they know that Balloonfest is actually a free event so they would not have had to pay any entrance fee at all.
The election hopefuls allegedly blew up all of the balloons with several helium tanks that they had purchased and then attached the lawnchairs to the balloons using WDEZ banners.
When we asked Joe Cassady what he thought of his morning shows activities his quote was "I don't know what your talking about, what balloons, who are Bryan and Nikki?"
As police questioned the hopefulls after their safe landing just outside of the airport, Bryan Scott and Nikki Montgomery both claimed innocence and said that they were victims in this incident.
"I thought we were just sitting in some chairs to watch the balloons go up." says Montgomery. "I had no idea that all the balloons above us were attached to our chairs!"
When asked about the balloons Bryan Scott said "I spend a lot of time sitting. I cannot be held responsible for random things people attach to my chair."
Local authorities said that they were not pressing charges because "we don't think the team has the mental capacity to realize what they were doing." Party stores in the area have been made aware of the situation and were told not to sell anything to them in the future.