Unbelievable but True Story!  Cathy Cruz Marrero was walking and texting through the Berkshire Mall in Reading PA when she walked into a fountain and fell in!  Now, she wants to sue the Mall, their  Security or Whoever for what she has suffered.  Really? 

Marrero has found an  Ambulance Chasing Lawyer to represent the injuries that she sustained.  What injuries you may ask?  She looks perfectly fine in the clip…..Marrero is suing for  the Emotional Pain that she suffered:

I didn’t get an apology, what I got was, ‘At least nobody knows it was you.’ But I knew it was me.”

Of course, now that she has been on local news and GMA, everyone knows it is her.   Both her husband, Walter, and Marrero herself, complained that no security agents responded to check on her condition.

“It could have been anybody’s mother. It could have been a senior citizen falling … and would they have gotten the same treatment as I did?”

Marrero has retained a lawyer, and they are investigating the matter to determine if someone should have come to her aid, rather than laughing about it and posting the video on the Internet.   On the raw video, voices can be heard discussing her fall and laughing, and asking that the video be played back. At one point, the tape is rewound and viewed from a different camera. Marrerro’s lawyer, James Polyak, believes someone within the mall’s security office viewed the footage and allowed it to be videotaped onto a cell phone, which is how it ended up on the Internet.

In fact, a security guard who shared the fountain falling video has been fired. The guard worked for U.S. Security Associates, which is contracted by the Berkshire Mall. The mall did not reveal his name.

If  Cathy knows like I know, she would want to Let it go.  She isn’t going to get paid for texting and not paying attention.   You don’t get to sue the other driver when you cause an accident when texting &  driving.  This is the same thing.  Except it is even worse, Marrero is an Employee at this Mall!  That same fountain has been there since she started working there.  And besides….Cathy has other things to worry about:

ABCNews reports that In the hours that followed Cathy Cruz Marrero’s appearance on “Good Morning America” today to talk about the fall and its aftermath, she was in court for a status hearing on charges of five felony counts, including theft by deception and receiving stolen property.

Marrero, 49, was charged in October 2009 for allegedly using a coworker’s credit cards to make more than $5,000 in purchases at a Target and a Zales jewelry store — $1,055 of those purchases were dismissed from the case in previous hearings.

She is expected to face sentencing at her next court date, on April 21, according to the Reading Eagle. Marrero is likely facing about six months of house arrest and electronic monitoring.

Seriously?  This is priceless , Cathy is making sure that her face is plastered all over  America and she is facing criminal charges.  Wait….this lawsuit thing might be a bigger hoax than I thought. 

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