Texting woman who fell into a fountain is dropping her lawsuit against the mall
posted by John V. / Jan 21, 2011, 1:45 PM
She soon hired an attorney after finding out that the video hit the web and was experiencing a massive influx of exposure to show off the perils of texting while walking. Granted that she did chuckle about it and said that the video was in itself funny, she was more taken back by how the video was shown off to other people and finally uploaded to the web. Later, she decided to take legal action against the mall citing security concerns and privacy – while raising awareness about the potential consequences of texting. In fact, she even learned her lesson after the incident and said, “Do not text and walk.”
Soon after she took her story to the press, it was later found that she had a long criminal record that dates back to the 90s for various things. More recently however, she was convicted in October 2009 for stealing a co-worker's credit card and making purchases that totaled $5,000. The offenses doesn't stop there because Marrero also has several theft cases on her record as well as a hit-and-run charge.
Once that was out and in the open, Marrero quickly decided to drop the lawsuit she was pursuing against the mall. Finally, the security guard that posted the video was quickly fired from his position. Despite the uncovering of Marrero's past, this whole entire experience just goes to show the consequences while texting on a cell phone.
via Yahoo, Consumerist, & Reading Eagle
Posts: 124; Member since: Jan 05, 2011
The security guard was fired. Good for the mall. While the video is funny the security guard shouldnt have released it. Wondering if hes laughing now.LOL
posted on Jan 21, 2011, 1:57 PM 4
Posts: 88; Member since: Feb 22, 2010
i agree man. The securty guard obvioulsy did somehting he or she should not have in releasing a private security tape to the public. Granted, it was funny, but the guard needlessly exposed the mall to civil litigation. It's actually fortunate that this got dropped, otherwise in the event that damages were awarded to this shitbag, the mall would certainly go after the guard in effort to recoup those damages. Im just sayin...
posted on Jan 22, 2011, 7:33 PM 0
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She should be PUSHED into a fountain for filing a suit againts the mall LOL. the security guard should not have been fired...how many other viral videos are posted by employees of companies that dont get fired...COME ON !!! Oh and one more thing, how many times does this chick need to FAIL before she gets the picture. life has winners and life has losers, CATHY MARRERO YOU ARE A LOSER...
posted on Jan 22, 2011, 4:02 PM 1
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