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?

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    Anonymous Coward, 21 Jan 2011 @ 8:29pm

    Well she was embarrassed. You see in her own words she said that one of the people from her church knew it was her in the video. This detective work was based on how she walked.

    She complains that mall security did not rush to her aid, yet in this handy video we see her get up and walk away unaided. It was after she went to someone else and then called security that it took them 10 minutes to show up. The wording is important, was it 10 minutes from the fall or 10 minutes from the call. Did she call and request they get her medical attention? Or did she call and report she was the one bathing in the fountain. One gets a very fast response, the other gets some confused people showing up wondering what it is they are supposed to do. Other than her pride she appears uninjured, one wonders if she is one of those people who call 911 because they have a sore throat.

    And now it comes out she has stolen from coworkers to the tune of around $5000. Oh and she is actually 3 years older than she told the media. And she is just all upset about everyone knowing who she is... from how she walks... And her cell phone was "stolen" shortly after this, no possible way she could claim theft because they won't replace a phone used as a tea bag. She is after all a good upstanding citizen who would never steal....ummmm nevermind.

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