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"I called my husband and I said, 'Daddy they got me on youtube!'" Cathy Cruz Marrero aka "Fountain Girl"
A Pennsylvania woman who fell face first into a mall fountain because she was texting while walking wants to sue.
Cathy Cruz Romero has been laughed at now by an estimated 2 million people, who have seen the youtube video of her falling into the fountain at Berkshire Mall in Wyomissing, PA.
She's upset and wants someone to pay for her embarrassment.
"My issue is I don't think security was professional because they didn't send anyone to check on me until 20 minutes later and I had already left." she told The Reading Eagle. "Instead of laughing, they should have said, 'Is she OK?' and been down there right away to check on me."
In the video people can be heard laughing while narrating Romero's tumble. It's her assumption that it is mall security laughing at her expense.
"My boot hit the edge of the fountain and I fell over," she explained to WFMZ. "The next thing you know I'm seeing pennies and coins in front of my face. I [later] get called stating that I'm on youtube, and I'm like, 'Are you kidding me?' and my nephew is like, 'No you're on youtube.' I started crying and I called my husband, I call him daddy... I said 'Daddy they got me on youtube!' When I went to work and saw how they laughed and the comments that they made, I didn't think that was funny."
Her attorney, James M. Polyak said he plans to launch an investigation into what happened and how the mall security footage found it's way to youtube.
"We are troubled by the fact that anyone at the Berkshire Mall responsible for releasing this video would find humor in an employee injured on the premises," Polyak said. "We intend to hold the appropriate persons responsible."
What most people probably won't ever understand is why Marrero came forward in the first place. Her face is blurred in the video, it's highly unlikely anybody would ever known it was her.
Instead she's doing tv interviews, appearing on Good Morning America, etc. She has a simple answer for that.
"But I know it's me," she said.
Yep, and now the whole world does too.
Clumsy A** "Fountain Girl" Cathy Cruz Marrero falling into mall fountain.
"Fountain Girl" telling tv station what happened & how upset she was when she called her Daddy/Husband
Cathy Cruz Marrero and her attorney on Good Morning America