Skip to comments.Fountain-falling texter: 'I'll sue'
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.
If I were her....I’d pack up and move to Texas and change my name.
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. :)
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.
She’s just trying to raise money to pay the legal bills from her last scam.
Well, at least she has “smart glasses”.
Smart glasses won’t fix a dumb ass.
She is dumb all over....
And maybe a little ugly on the side.
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.
"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."
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.
**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.
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.
Separated at Birth
49???? I thought she was 19 or some young age. Stupid twit. She looks like Jean Garafalo, too.
Call her on what? Her cellphone? And risk her causing a traffic accident or barreling into another of their customers while she yakked?
'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...
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