When to Stay Quiet
January 21, 2011 by admncc
Cathy Cruz Marrero is in the process of learning a very valuable lesson. And that lesson is…when to keep your mouth shut. Marrero, who is now known as “Fountain Lady,” became an Internet sensation this week when a mall surveillance camera caught her falling into a fountain while she was trying to walk and text. You can watch her epic fall here (the video is a little over one minute long – my favorite part is the security guards laughing as they replay it).
As of the writing of this post, 2,566,107 people have watched Cathy’s video on YouTube. Now, what, my dear readers, do you think happened next? Well, even though absolutely nobody knew who “Fountain Lady” was; Marrero felt “humiliated” over the ordeal because she knew people were laughing at her. So she publicized herself and appeared on Good Morning America and The Early Show. Then she cried on national television and threatened to sue anyone who made fun of her. You can watch that video here. As a side-note, her move to “lawyer-up” also resulted in one of the security guards from the Berkshire Mall in Pennsylvania being fired.
But her problems were just beginning… Marrero, the new Internet icon that she is, has now been arrested and charged with “five felony counts, including theft by deception and receiving stolen property.” Police said Marrero, who used to work at Zales Jewelers, used the Zales credit account of a co-worker to make more than $4,000 in purchases without the account-holder’s permission. You can read more about her legal troubles here.
Oh, Cathy… The next time you make an ass of yourself at the mall, try to walk away with as much dignity as you can. Going public only embarrassed you further and now you’ve been recognized and arrested. What you say, readers of The Constant Complainer? Does Cathy get your vote for our “Moron of the Week Award?”
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