Woman Threatening To Sue Mall Because Mall Video Captured Her Text-And-Walking Into A Fountain

from the rethink-your-targets dept

Mr. LemurBoy was the first of a whole bunch of you to send in this story of a woman who was trying to walk and text in the mall where she works... and paid so little attention to what was going on around her that she fell face first into a big fountain. As with all such things like that, it's difficult not to at least chuckle a bit when you see that kind of thing, and, indeed the mall security folks found it funny enough to put the clip online, where it went viral. And even though the woman was fine and even though it's impossible to identify her in the video, she's now come forward and is threatening to sue the security guards for both releasing the video and not coming to help her fast enough.
I can't see her having much success with any such lawsuit. She was the one who did the embarrassing thing, and it was done in public, where lots of people could have seen/filmed it. And it's not clear what legal statute she's relying on where security has a requirement to help her after her own mistake. But, even more amazing is that she complains about how embarrassed she was about the whole thing... but doesn't seem to realize that no one knew who she was before. By coming forward, she's now identified who she is so that people will know. Wouldn't that be even more embarrassing?

Filed Under: mall, texting


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    lalligood (profile), 21 Jan 2011 @ 1:38pm

    They weren't watching it happen live!

    The woman wants to complain that the mall security should have done something other than laugh & post their video on the internet. Yet there's discussion in the video that they were discussing when it happened--which clearly indicates that they were NOT watching it happen in real time!

    Therefore we don't know if mall security was aware of the event until well after it happened. (One could deduce that mall security might only learned about the fall from the mall janitor in the video who spoke to the woman after she fell in the fountain.)

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