Just about the time I think I’ve seen and heard it all, thanks to the wonders of modern technology, I’m proven wrong! Is there any end to just how stupid people can be? Apparently not.
Have you seen the You Tube video of Cathy Cruz Marrero, the woman who fell into a fountain at a shopping mall while she was walking along texting? It’s one of those incidents that should be on a television program like America’s Funniest Home Videos.
What isn’t funny is that instead of just walking away with her wet and bruised dignity, Marrero was on Good Morning America with her attorney, whining that “nobody helped me” and talking lawsuit.
Give me a freaking break! The best way to have helped this nitwit would have been to rush up and hold her head under water until the bubbles stopped coming up! Some people really are too dumb to be alive. Why is it the mall’s fault that she’s an idiot?
Or is she?
FoxNews.com reported in a story yesterday that Marrero, a self-described “born again Christian,” is looking at possible jail time, and $4,177 in restitution, for charges she ran up on a co-worker’s credit card. Marrero has not entered a plea in that case yet, and is hoping to get house arrest instead of incarceration when she is sentenced in April.
The online story reported that this so called “victim” also has a hit-and-run, and several theft charges on her record.
A cynic might wonder if a person facing that kind of financial and legal pressure might stage an “accident’ in the hope of covering his or her legal fees. It wouldn’t’ be the first time a big company was ripped off in a slip and fall scam.
Of course, this may have been a legitimate accident caused by Marrero’s carelessness. I’m not inside of this woman’s head, so I have no idea what she was thinking, or even if there is anything inside of her head.
She may really believe that somebody owes her because she’s too dumb to walk and text at the same time. She wouldn’t be the first.
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