Friday, January 21, 2011

Fountain Fall - 5 felonies

A lady who was caught on video falling into a fountain at a mall as a result of her distracted text messaging has hired a lawyer and plans to sue the mall.

She claims she could have been seriously hurt and that the security guards should have helped her instead of laughing at her.

Here is video of the lady falling:

Now if you're like me, you're probably saying to yourself: "Is she REALLY suing the mall because SHE FELL in a fountain as a result of her own CARELESSNESS?!?!??" She DIDN'T get hurt and it was ALL HER FAULT. How is she SUING ANYBODY?!?!?!

She's probably hoping to settle out of court for a few $10k so that she can profit from this whole situation. Yes, the mall shouldn't have released the video, but:

1. The security guard who released it was fired
2. Her lawsuit doesn't make mention of the fact that the video was released AND

Here's the twist - this lady is facing 5 felony charges for fraud and identity theft. Apparently she stole a coworker's credit card and ran up all kinds of charges.

Personally, I don't think that such a frivolous lawsuit is any different from stealing. Why?

The owners of the mall will not want to waste time in court, so they're inclined to settle for 1/4 to 1/2 of their legal defense fees.

Here's another twist - the lady is a professed christian. She said that she was texting her "church friends" when she fell into the fountain.

i'm done. so done.


  1. Lololol! This lady is blessed beyond belief that the fountain wasn't empty. Otherwise, she would have cracked her forehead WIDE OPEN.

  2. Am I wrong for laughing at this? That was amazing. I admit, there have been times when I have been so engrossed in texting that I've tripped over imaginary tree branches, but wow! She fell into a fountain!!! I have a few things:

    1) Notice how when she got out, she turned around to look at the fountain (kinda like when you trip and you look back at the ground as if the ground will explain why you tripped).

    2)Initially I was grieved at hearing that she (being guilty of identity theft) was texting her "church friends" then I realized that it wouldn't be far fetched for her to try to give a public impression of being a Christian. Although, she could have engaged in those things prior to becoming a Christian.

    3) You're probably right about the mall wanting to settle out of court. Unfortunately, there are people who have found ways to manipulate our legal system and large corporations instead of facing their own irresponsibility (i.e. the McDonald's coffee lady).

    4) Those mall fountains do seem to come out of nowhere.

  3. very true @ #4, yourisha.

    EVAYES! true story. I hear that she isn't going to go to jail for her crimes. If that is the case, a lot of people will be emboldened to steal credit cards and run up huge bills.