Inattentive Texter Falls into Mall Fountain, Lawyers Up


It's hard not to laugh at Cathy Cruz Marrero, who was caught on tape unintentionally diving head first into a fountain located in the Berkshire Mall. Had she been paying attention to her surroundings instead of trying to text message and walk at the same time, the incident would have never happened. But it did, and it gave the mall's security personnel a good chuckle.

"I saw the water coming at me. I could see the pennies and nickels at the bottom of the fountain and then I was in it," Marrero explains.

In the video, which is well on its way to boasting more than 2 million hits on YouTube, you can hear security personnel cracking up and offering play-by-play commentary while they watch Marrero enter the drink from two different angles. Instead of laughing, Marrero contends someone should have came and checked on her right away.

"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," Marrero's attorney, James M. Polyak, said. "We intend to hold the appropriate persons responsible."

Hold the appropriate person(s) responsible? It appears the fountain already did that.

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