‘Fountain Lady’ granted Iowa jobless pay

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa has approved unemployment benefits for a Des Moines woman who was fired after her frolic in a stadium fountain at a Kansas City Royals baseball game.

The Des Moines Register says (http://dmreg.co/HxBQIa ) 25-year-old Jessica McCoy was granted the benefits after a hearing last month. She’d become an Internet sensation after her Aug. 5 antics were recorded at Kauffman Stadium. The YouTube video has been seen more than 147,000 times, and she’s been dubbed “Fountain Lady” and “Fountain Mom.”

She subsequently was fired by First American Bank in Beaverdale, a Des Moines neighborhood. Her manager said she violated company policy barring off-duty conduct that reflects poorly on the bank.

At her hearing, McCoy said the incident was blown out of proportion and that she was under the influence of alcohol.

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Information from: The Des Moines Register, http://www.desmoinesregister.com

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