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Fountain-falling texter: 'I'll sue'
upi ^ | Jan. 20, 2011

Posted on 01/21/2011 3:07:49 AM PST by JoeProBono

WYOMISSING, Pa.- A Pennsylvania woman whose fall into a mall fountain while texting went viral on YouTube said Thursday she's considering suing.

"I didn't get an apology, what I got was, 'At least nobody knows it was you.' But I knew it was me," Cathy Cruz Marrero, 49, said Thursday on ABC's "Good Morning America."

Marrero's attorney, James Polyak, said he wants to know the identities of the security personnel at the Berkshire Mall in Wyomissing responsible for making the video public, as nearly 2 million people have watched his client stumble obliviously into the fountain.

"I was like, 'I'm hoping nobody saw me. So let me just walk away,'" Marrero said, adding a word of advice to the digitally obsessed: "Do not text and walk. … The fountain could have been empty. ... I could have walked into a bus, you know. ... I could have got hit by a car. It can happen anywhere ... anywhere."

Marrero has her own legal problems, having been charged with theft by deception and receiving stolen property in October 2009. Her next court date is April 21, where she likely will be sentenced to six months of house arrest and electronic monitoring for allegedly using a co-worker's credit cards to purchase jewelry worth thousands of dollars without authorization, ABC said.

Marrero also has four convictions for retail theft in the late 1990s and was convicted of a hit-and-run in 2009.


TOPICS: Cheese, Moose, Sister; Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: cathycruzmarrero; pennsylvania; techmoron; texting; textingjunky
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YouTube: Fountain-Falling Texter Not Laughing

1 posted on 01/21/2011 3:07:51 AM PST by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

If I were her....I’d pack up and move to Texas and change my name.


2 posted on 01/21/2011 3:12:42 AM PST by pepsionice
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To: JoeProBono
'At least nobody knows it was you.' But I knew it was me

well, yeah...we know NOW. but if you hadn't been looking for the $$$, nobody would know it was you.

i hope she was texting "stupid is as stupid does". THAT would be so ironic. :)

3 posted on 01/21/2011 3:14:13 AM PST by ZinGirl
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To: ZinGirl

It wasn’t enough to be known as stupid for walking into a fountain while texting, now everyone knows she is also a thief.

This woman is dumber than dirt and looking for a pay day.


4 posted on 01/21/2011 3:17:02 AM PST by Venturer
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To: pepsionice


5 posted on 01/21/2011 3:18:48 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono

She’s just trying to raise money to pay the legal bills from her last scam.


6 posted on 01/21/2011 3:19:27 AM PST by Fresh Wind (TOTUS knows how to give a speech. Obama knows how to read.)
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To: JoeProBono

Well, at least she has “smart glasses”.


7 posted on 01/21/2011 3:27:02 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

Smart glasses won’t fix a dumb ass.


8 posted on 01/21/2011 3:28:53 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

She is dumb all over....
And maybe a little ugly on the side.


9 posted on 01/21/2011 3:32:09 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: JoeProBono
"I was like, 'I'm hoping nobody saw me. So let me just walk away,'" Marrero said, adding a word of advice to the digitally obsessed: "Do not text and walk. … The fountain could have been empty. ... I could have walked into a bus, you know. ... I could have got hit by a car. It can happen anywhere ... anywhere."

Note to Marrero: You were in a public venue. You chose to do something stupid. You looked stupid as a result. You have no claim on anyone but yourself for everything that followed as a result, sort of like when you used other people's credit cards without their permission, didn't pay them back in the two years they gave you and got busted as a result.
10 posted on 01/21/2011 3:35:42 AM PST by aruanan
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To: JoeProBono

Thanks for posting a perp photo of this dweeb.

Among work associates and clients, I find “texting” addicts to be
some of the most self-absorbed, egotistical morons on the planet.

OOPS, I suppose she’s going to sue me for having this opinion.

If I was a billionaire owner of the mall, I’d offer her a million dollars
to go away.
If she signed a legal document and announced on national TV that
she is a certifiable mental incompetent.
And will surrender her smart phone, drivers license, car and any
other powered devices for life.


11 posted on 01/21/2011 3:39:05 AM PST by VOA
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To: aruanan

"I admit, it was funny," she said, before choking back tears. "But nobody took my feelings into consideration.""Unfortunately, I didn't have anything to grab onto and hold my balance," said Marrero, who appeared on "GMA" alongside her lawyer. "Nobody [from the mall] called to see if I was okay."


12 posted on 01/21/2011 3:41:36 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono


Marrero has her own legal problems, having been charged with theft by
deception and receiving stolen property in October 2009.

As comedian Ron White says:
“You can’t fix stupid.”

Or dumb criminals.


13 posted on 01/21/2011 3:41:52 AM PST by VOA
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To: aruanan

**It can happen anywhere**

She still doesn’t get ‘it’.

‘It’ is the result of her own stupidity and carelessness. If she had been hit by a car - it would have been because she walked into it.

By her own admission, ‘it’ was her own fault. Good luck with trying to pass the buck.


14 posted on 01/21/2011 3:43:12 AM PST by sodpoodle (Despair; man's surrender. Laughter; God 's redemption.)
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To: mylife
And maybe a little ugly on the side.

I'd say she is more like "dog butt" ugly. I see this is an opportunity to say I am rich, since i am not attractive.

15 posted on 01/21/2011 3:47:37 AM PST by catfish1957 (Hey algore...You'll have to pry the steering wheel of my 317 HP V8 truck from my cold dead hands)
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To: JoeProBono

Separated at Birth

16 posted on 01/21/2011 3:51:22 AM PST by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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To: JoeProBono

49???? I thought she was 19 or some young age. Stupid twit. She looks like Jean Garafalo, too.


17 posted on 01/21/2011 3:52:11 AM PST by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: JoeProBono

Call her on what? Her cellphone? And risk her causing a traffic accident or barreling into another of their customers while she yakked?


18 posted on 01/21/2011 3:52:34 AM PST by Nickname
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To: libertarian27

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2C8M5yc55o


19 posted on 01/21/2011 3:54:54 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono
" "Nobody [from the mall] called to see if I was okay." "

'cause they knew your phone was hosed! You fell into a fountain with it, stupid! Maybe they should send her a bill for cleaning the fountain...

20 posted on 01/21/2011 3:57:23 AM PST by Hatteras
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To: Nickname

No texting while driving, because it is now evident that people can’t handle a complicated task like walking while texting.


21 posted on 01/21/2011 3:59:19 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: JoeProBono
"But nobody took my feelings into consideration."

Geez, did this woman ever go to high school?

22 posted on 01/21/2011 4:02:09 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (up)
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To: JoeProBono

Stupidity and narcissism are an obnoxious combination.


23 posted on 01/21/2011 4:03:28 AM PST by LittleBillyInfidel (This tagline has been formatted to fit the screen. Some content has been edited.)
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To: JoeProBono
"Unfortunately, I didn't have anything to grab onto and
hold my balance," said Marrero, who appeared on "GMA"
alongside her lawyer. "Nobody [from the mall] called to see
if I was okay."

1. You had your phone to hold on to, lady.
2. I wouldn't have called you, either.
3. I'm laughing at your lawyer. I don't think he
has the brains or intelligent to win a lawsuit of any kind.
24 posted on 01/21/2011 4:14:53 AM PST by righttackle44
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To: JoeProBono

She should sue her parents for denying her active brain cells.


25 posted on 01/21/2011 4:16:21 AM PST by dforest
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To: JoeProBono
What's funny is I didn't click on the video until after she started complaining about it! Now I know even more about her 'issues'.

My daughter had a friend show up on 'People of Walmart'. Her friend wasn't happy about it, but didn't try and sue anyone!

26 posted on 01/21/2011 4:16:23 AM PST by sweet_diane (Adoption, the beautiful choice!)
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To: mylife
Well, at least she has “smart glasses”.

They don't seem to be working. Even in the picture, she looks as dumb as a stump.

27 posted on 01/21/2011 4:19:55 AM PST by kevkrom (De-fund Obamacare in 2011, repeal in 2013!)
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To: JoeProBono

Oh!I would like nothing more than to be on that Jury.I would see to it that she were awarded one penny and then charge her for the cost of the trial.

Some people have to learn the hard way.


28 posted on 01/21/2011 4:21:26 AM PST by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: JoeProBono

Now we KNOW who it was! lol (Oh boy....)


29 posted on 01/21/2011 4:23:35 AM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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"But nobody took my feelings into consideration."

Take your own damn feelings into consideration, poor boob. You want to sue because someone put the video of you walking into the fountain because you failed to take normal precautions? But I saw the videos. There is no one in the world except you and perhaps your unfortunate family who could identify you from the videos. You brought it on yourself by identifying yourself. Once that happened and you were arrested for your theft, you made yourself even more newsworthy. Are you going to sue the state for releasing to the public the details surrounding your arrest? Are you going to sue the newspapers for putting together your talk of suing the mall with your arrest for theft? In all of the many different layers of this lasagna of a drama, there is one ingredient without which none of this would have happened at all: you. Well, there's another ingredient that both situations have in common: you believe that you shouldn't have to live under the reasonable constraints and exercise the same personal responsibility as everyone else.
30 posted on 01/21/2011 4:28:58 AM PST by aruanan
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To: mylife
Well, at least she has “smart glasses”.

Thanks for bringing that to our attention. Her glasses are identical to mine. And I was once so busy talking to colleagues that I walked right into an equally attentive woman going the other direction. At least it wasn't caught on security video.

Moral: "smart" glasses make you oblivious.

31 posted on 01/21/2011 4:36:14 AM PST by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: JoeProBono
OMG!! What a TWIT!!! Since SHE CAME FORWARD now the whole world knows she's a twit instead of just the people she works with in the mall!!!

She's a Twit and a THIEF!!!

32 posted on 01/21/2011 4:37:36 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: JoeProBono

It was staged. She’s up on 5 felony charges and you think this STB just happened to walk into a fountain??? It’s been there for years and NO other person has EVER fallen in. She needed bread, she’s crook, and this was a fraud attempt to extort money,....only this Mexican wetback ain’t gonna collect a dime.


33 posted on 01/21/2011 4:47:25 AM PST by Doc Savage
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To: aruanan; Ann Archy

34 posted on 01/21/2011 4:48:43 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Now there’s a rule to live by.


35 posted on 01/21/2011 5:12:32 AM PST by pingman (Price is what you pay, value is what you get.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
Smart glasses won’t fix a dumb ass.

Exhibit A:


36 posted on 01/21/2011 5:17:23 AM PST by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: JoeProBono
Internet sensation also faces charges, has record
37 posted on 01/21/2011 5:19:40 AM PST by Daffynition ( Live EACH DAY as if it were your last, but EXPECT that there still may be a tomorrow.)
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To: JoeProBono
This idiot made a fool of herself and wants to sue those who laughed at her idiocy.....

She should just submit the video to America's Funniest Videos. I'll bet she would have won!

38 posted on 01/21/2011 5:23:03 AM PST by CAluvdubya (Don't retreat...reload!.....and no, I'm not changing my tagline! Pray for Sarah and her family)
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To: sodpoodle
**It can happen anywhere**

She's right! Fountains can appear right in the path of innocent pedestrians at any moment! One second you're enjoying the crisp fresh air of a mountain trail, and BAM! A fountain pops up right in front of you! Or you're getting up from your living room sofa to answer nature's call, and POW! A fountain suddenly appears in your hallway!

39 posted on 01/21/2011 5:27:03 AM PST by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: sweet_diane
My daughter had a friend show up on 'People of Walmart'. Her friend wasn't happy about it, but didn't try and sue anyone!

Now I'm just curious...what was she wearing that got that special honor?

40 posted on 01/21/2011 5:27:19 AM PST by CAluvdubya (Don't retreat...reload!.....and no, I'm not changing my tagline! Pray for Sarah and her family)
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To: righttackle44

“I don’t think he has the brains or intelligent to win a lawsuit of any kind.”

Unfortunately, the mere threat of a lawsuit is often enough to provoke an out of court settlement.

Nothing but a legal protection racket.

Begin sarcasm

Besides, the extra insurance premiums the mall will have to pay will be spread out over thousands of customers, so no one will really notice.

End sarcasm


41 posted on 01/21/2011 6:02:54 AM PST by BwanaNdege ("a comeuppance is due the arrogant elites" - Charles Krauthammer)
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To: JoeProBono

It is better to keep your mouth shut and be though a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.

I guess she didn’t know that. Her lawyer should be disbarred for taking the case and wasting the courts time and resources.


42 posted on 01/21/2011 6:05:16 AM PST by cableguymn
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Unfortunately, the mere threat of a lawsuit is often enough to provoke an out of court settlement.


Not if I owned the mall. I am pretty sure most any freeper could go to the court room and beat her and her lawyer like a drum with not a lot of out of pocket expense.


43 posted on 01/21/2011 6:07:53 AM PST by cableguymn
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“The fountain could have been empty”...But it wasn’t as you found out.

“I could have walked into a bus, you know”...We know, but there were no buses in the Mall.

“I could have got hit by a car...” That’s true if you also text while walking in the street.

It can happen anywhere ... anywhere.” Again true, if you text without looking everywhere you walk.


44 posted on 01/21/2011 6:09:57 AM PST by RetSignman ("It's about saving our Republic, STUPID")
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To: cableguymn

Just found the video, she lifted her leg to get over the wall. She walked, not fell, in to the fountain.


45 posted on 01/21/2011 6:11:34 AM PST by cableguymn
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To: JoeProBono

Gravity is a cunning and patient foe, honey. Get used to it.


46 posted on 01/21/2011 6:13:15 AM PST by Jack of all Trades (Stop the change - I want to get off!)
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To: JoeProBono
"I didn't get an apology, what I got was, 'At least nobody knows it was you.' But I knew it was me," Cathy Cruz Marrero, 49,

Lessee.... no one knows it's you, and you are embarrassed and want no one to know it's you, THEREFORE, you go on ABC news and talk about your experience, giving your name, age, and exact location.

And then you sue because your privacy was compromised.

NEAT!

47 posted on 01/21/2011 6:13:51 AM PST by Lazamataz (If Illegal Aliens are Undocumented Workers, than Thieves are Undocumented Shoppers.)
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To: JoeProBono

The internet is laughing at her. She’ll probably try to sue it too.


48 posted on 01/21/2011 6:16:39 AM PST by Rebelbase
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To: JoeProBono

how about the mall owners sue her for disturbing the fountain.


49 posted on 01/21/2011 6:19:14 AM PST by isom35
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To: JoeProBono

If she would have just shut up, no one would have known she fell into the fountain. She CAME forward and admitted it, and is now wanting sympathy. Sorry, ain’t getting any from me.


50 posted on 01/21/2011 6:56:34 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (America has two cancers - democrats and RINOS.)
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