Skip to comments.Westminster woman sues JC Penney after getting smacked by a dummy
Posted on 08/18/2006 9:37:49 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
A woman is suing the J.C. Penney Co. after an alleged run-in with a store mannequin that she says left her with a cracked tooth, a bloodied head and recurring shoulder pain.
Diana Newton, 51, of Westminster sued the Texas-based retailer last month in Orange County Superior Court, claiming she was cracked in the head by a legless female dummy at its Westminster Mall store.
Newton said the incident happened nearly a year ago in the women's department, as she was shopping for a blouse. The only one in her size was on the mannequin. As a salesclerk was removing the garment, the dummy's arm flew off and struck Newton's head, according to her lawsuit.
"I felt a burning sensation," she recalled.
Paramedics treated her bleeding scalp at the scene. Newton drove herself home, then had someone take her to a hospital for further treatment.
The blow also cracked a molar, which led to a root canal, she said.
The suit seeks unspecified damages.
A spokeswoman for J.C. Penney said the company doesn't comment on pending litigation.
Ya Big Dummy!!!
They have ointment for that.
You just can't make up stuff better than this.
Well, at least the dummy did not spill hot coffee in her lap!!! Freakin' moron.
If Clinton still had a license to practice law, he'd probably just tell her to "Put some ice on it".
Oh goodness, I can't stop laughing! Those are great!
Well, just damn....this is my Mall of choice,...haven't been in for a few weeks but usually walk thru the JC Pennie portion on my way to the camera or book store....may need to change my route if the mannequins are getting surly!!
Shopped there mucho times. I doubt the veracity of this claim for a simple reason. Right across the street on Edinger, there are several 'Emergency Medical Clinics.' I think the folks at Pennys would have immediately taken/referred her to one of them if this was a "serious" matter.
Just shopping for the pay-off here.
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