- 1.24.11 - 11:05AM
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- Jay Hathaway
Woman Who Tripped in Mall Fountain While Texting Considers Suing Mall, For Some Reason
Cathy Cruz Marrero, the "fountain girl" who tripped into a mall fountain -- and instant fame -- while texting, has come forward, and she's angry at the mall employees who put the video of her fall on YouTube. Marrero, who works at a store in the mall, told the Reading Eagle that she was considering a lawsuit. She also went on national TV, even though nobody could have recognized her face in the blurry YouTube video. That seems pretty smart.
"We are troubled by the fact that anyone at the Berkshire Mall responsible for releasing this video would find humor in an employee injured on the premises. We intend to hold the appropriate persons responsible," said Marrero's lawyer. Nobody at the mall security office would comment to us about the incident, but the mall's security contractor, U.S. Security, announced on Thursday that a security guard was fired for leaking the tape to YouTube.
Of course, there's also the question of what happened to the phone. Marrero's husband packed it in dry ice, which dried it out and got it working again. Unfortunately for Marrero, the phone was stolen a few days later, when she left it on the counter at work. She asked for a tape so she could see who stole the phone, but security reportedly denied her request. I can't imagine why.
In a seemingly unrelated incident, Marrero was recently in court on 5 felony charges, including theft by deception and receiving stolen property. Fountain girl allegedly racked up $5,000 of charges on a co-worker's credit card, including at the mall store where they both work. $1,055 of the charges have already been dismissed. Marrero's record also includes "several" theft cases and a hit-and-run, the Reading Eagle reports.
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