Texting woman who fell into a fountain is dropping her lawsuit against the mall

Texting woman who fell into a fountain is dropping her lawsuit against the mall
It was only last week when we reported on one woman's peril in a mall after she accidentally fell into a fountain while walking and texting. The video itself was caught by mall security, but was apparently shown off to others and eventually made its way onto the web. In that short period, the video went viral and the woman who experienced the unfortunate event, 46-year old Cathy Marrero, went on to pursue legal action against the mall.

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



1. Shafeer

Posts: 79; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Some people get overwhelmed... Imagine this happening in a vehicle...

2. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

good! Imagine if she would have won this lawsuit, we would end up seeing a LOT less Youtube clips of funny stuff like this.

3. Junior

Posts: 52; Member since: Jun 09, 2010

LMAO!!! Wow. Karma is a bitch. She learned that the hard way.

4. Das70

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

16. fishpower187

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...

17. David A unregistered

he probably is still laughing. it was a minimum wage security job he can get another... or u know go work for Verizon and think he is king of the phone blogs

5. Syksyd

Posts: 63; Member since: Apr 16, 2010


6. JohnnyBoy unregistered

Anyone else thinks that maybe she did all this on purpose ? That's what popped in my head after reading about her criminal record...

7. willywill_evo

Posts: 162; Member since: Jan 05, 2011

@ 46 year old still act immature..now very body knows she a big time theft

10. messiah

Posts: 438; Member since: Feb 19, 2010

So she is a criminal... a really dumb and awkward criminal. Thanks for giving texting a bad name.

11. komelo

Posts: 14; Member since: Jan 11, 2011

I wonder what kind of phone was she using? Or maybe she did that on purpose?

12. ryq unregistered

no one knew who she was until she came out! what an idiot!

14. nTm unregistered

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...

15. nTm unregistered

watch the video one more time...no one even acknowledges that she went lil mermaid in the middle of the mall!! Another reason you fail dumb ass :)

18. jherz6

Posts: 217; Member since: May 23, 2008

This woman was a real idiot for filing t lawsuit in the first place she wasnt paying attention to where she was going.

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