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SALE TODAY: Learn Piano on iOS A video showing a woman falling into a Pennsylvania shopping mall fountain as she was texting on her phone went viral in January 2011. While the video may elicit chuckles from some, the woman in that video isn't laughing.? According to CBS News, Cathy Cruz Marrero, has "hired an attorney."? Marrero is an employee at the Berkshire Mall in Reading, Pennsylvania, where she took her unfortunate tumble into the fountain.? The fall was captured on the mall's surveillance video, and later posted on YouTube, where it's been viewed well over two million times. Marrero and her attorney appeared on ABC's ''Good Morning America'' on January 20, 2011.? During the interview, the 49-year-old Marrero said when she first saw the video, she thought it was funny.? But when she realized how many people had actually seen the video of the fountain fall, she was humiliated and "really embarrassed."? Cathy Cruz Marrero says at first, she didn't know how many people had seen the video - until she got a call from her nephew on January 14, 2011, who asked, "Do you know you're on YouTube?" Marrero says she'd called mall security the previous day, telling them she was a mall employee and saying she didn't want to be identified.? She also says she was disappointed and saddened that no one, including mall security, came to her aid after the fall.? Marrero's attorney, James Polyak, told ABC's George Stephanopoulos that he and his client believe that someone in mall security let someone else see the security footage of Cruz's fountain fall - and then videotape it onto a cell phone.? Polyak says they believe that cell phone video is the footage that wound up on YouTube.? He says they fully intend to "hold all responsible parties" in the matter "accountable." As for Cathy Cruz Marrero, she says she's just glad she wasn't injured in the fall.? She also said she'd learned a valuable lesson: "Do not text and walk."
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