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Fountain Lady Looking to Sue after YouTube Video goes Viral

Fountain lady Cathy Cruz Marrero has become an internet sensation. How? By unwittingly starring in the "lady falls in fountain while texting" video, of course. The video of the fountain lady has already been viewed nearly two million times on YouTube. Now she's considering suing the mall where it happened.

This is the world that we live in.

The Reading, Pennsylvania woman is considering suing the mall for allowing the video to be posted online, ABC News reports. She says that she has been humiliated by having so many people view the video. The video was posted on YouTube where it has gone positively viral. She says that the distribution of the video, and the fact that "no one came to my aid" has caused the intentional infliction of mental distress.

Real Life Superhero: Is Phoenix Jones Seattle's Batman?

When I was growing up, there was a 6-year-old kid in my neighborhood that liked to wear a brown cape and run around "fighting crime." He called himself "Moth Man," which in hindsight was actually pretty clever. However he didn't actually fight any crime. Instead, he mostly just chased after invisible villains and bugged the neighbors.

Now it seems that Seattle has its own version of the Moth Man, a "real life superhero" by the name of Phoenix Jones, who has been assisting police in fighting crime. Apparently Jones stopped a vehicle break-in in Lynnwood. However, Lynnwood police spokeswoman Shannon Sessions said that at this stage, there is no proof that a crime occurred and no police report has been filed. Lynnwood police have said that they haven't had any direct contact with Phoenix Jones.