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According to a report in Sun-Times, a Chicago woman has filed suit against another woman who injured her while falling down an escalator—all because she was wearing 5-inch heels. Then it gets worse: "The suit claims Cox attempted to enter the moving escalator—which had steps made of grooved metal—wearing “spiked 5 inch heels.” She lost her balance when the heel became lodged in the medal ridge and collided with Bertucci, the suit said. Bertucci, of Chicago, suffered several fractures of her ribs, injuries to her head, neck, back and severe lacerations on her legs from the pointed metal steps that resulted in a bacteria infection called stenotrophomonas maltophilia, the suit said." [Sun-Times]