Texting woman falls in fountain, files lawsuit

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  1. leekohler macrumors G5

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    http://abclocal.go.com/kfsn/story?section=news/bizarre&id=7906487

    Really? Ok first of all, if she was embarrassed, no one could tell who she was from that video. Well, now we all know!

    Secondly- clearly, she was not hurt and did not look like she needed assistance, other than to use her eyes and pay attention to what she's doing. Truly amazing. I hope her lawsuit is thrown out.
     
  2. mr.steevo macrumors 65816

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    I just watched the video. Even if I was standing right next to her I wouldn't have gotten to her soon enough to get her out of the water. She moves quick.
     
  3. leekohler thread starter macrumors G5

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    Truly amazing. She should be embarrassed, not suing.
     
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    I saw this video last week. Funny stuff. :D

    I hope the judge points and laugh at her for being stupid. :rolleyes:
     
  5. leekohler thread starter macrumors G5

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    I'm wondering exactly just what security should have been helping her with.
     
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    Get the tape destroyed instead of posting it online? :D
     
  7. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    A year or two ago there was a woman in Toronto who was run over by a truck while walking across the street while texting. Our fountain victim ought to reflect on how foolish it is to walk around without looking where she is going, rather than blaming the mall for putting a fountain there.
     
  8. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    I don't think she is blaming the mall for putting a fountain there but for not having it staffed with life guards. :D


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  9. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Now we know who this dumbass is and she'll suffer more public humiliation when the suit is dismissed.
     
  10. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Well, if that women who sued McDonald's because she got fat from eating McDonald's won, I am inclined a judge might grant her suit.
     
  11. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    That never happened. Some guy in South America sued for that reason and won.
     
  12. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Take it from someone who knows, calling attention to your own error because you think someone may have noticed is stupid. Nowadays, I tell my story when I'm out drinking as it is way better while slightly intoxicated. :D

    On a side note, that woman had to walk OVER a barrier that was no less than 12" tall. I'm calling BS and saying she's a just a complete moron. I've hit my shins on things and such while walking and texting, but never walkever over a 12" barrier into something.
     
  13. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    On the video, she quickly got out of the fountain and based on body language seemed quite embarrased. Hopefully embarassment caused by her own stupidity will not garner her a pain and suffering award.
     
  14. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Same deal... if idiotic things like that pass, I am sure something like this may well do.
     
  15. CorvusCamenarum macrumors 65816

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    This is why I'm firmly against warning labels.
     
  16. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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    The mall should counter sue for damaging the water.
     
  17. Apple Hobo macrumors 6502a

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    The whole event only took about 10 seconds, and she was on her feet in about 3. She didn't need any help. :rolleyes: I say let her go to court...on the condition that if she loses, she pays all court costs, the mall's legal fees, and the rest of her personal assets get liquidated and donated to a worthy charity. Oh well, at least she didn't fall into an open manhole...
     
  18. Dopeyman macrumors 6502a

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    LOL!! Maybe the lifeguards were on break?! :D
     
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    The mall should countersue her for contaminating their water with her filth and stupidity.
     
  20. Apple OC macrumors 68040

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    If her lawyer has any common sense ... he will advise her how losing this lawsuit could be a disaster ... unless he knows she is already rich and he just wants a piece of the action :cool:
     
  21. notjustjay macrumors 603

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    From what I could tell, she did hit her shins on it, but her forward momentum caused the rest of her to keep moving and she fell in.
     
  22. Ann P macrumors 68020

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    Exactly! I kept re-watching the fall to figure out WHY her left leg even went up and over in the first place. Shameless woman.
     
  23. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    Have you guys ever read the article by Leonard Pitts Jr about stupidity? Its actually a little funny to read. Here's the link if anyone is interested.

    http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2000-05-30/news/0005270015_1_warning-corporate-america-sleep-aid

     
  24. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    She has a criminal record? I'm shocked I tell ya. Probably planned the whole thing. :rolleyes:

    Link


     
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