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Fountain fall viral star may sue

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A woman who has become a viral video star after falling into a fountain while texting is threatening legal action after it made her a worldwide joke.

Cathy Cruz Marrero is shown on the CCTV footage using her mobile phone when she trips over a low wall and falls into a fountain at the Berkshire Mall shopping centre in Massachusetts.

Showing the footage to his colleagues a security guard can be heard laughing.

He has since been sacked for sharing the footage online, where it has proved hugely popular on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.

Marrero, 49, appeared in Good Morning America with her lawyer, saying that someone should have helped instead of making her a national laughing stock.

She said: "I didn't get an apology, what I got was 'at least nobody knows it was you'. But I knew it was me."

Her lawyer, James Polyak told Pennsylvania's Reading Eagle newspaper,  "We are troubled by the fact that anyone at the Berkshire Mall responsible for releasing this video would find humour in an employee injured on the premises."

US Security Associates, the company that provides security at the shopping centre, said in a statement that it "does not condone this type of behaviour" and would "ensure processes are put in place to prevent it from happening in the future".

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