This case involves a man who was severely injured on a mall escalator. The man was descending to the first floor of the mall when several rowdy children began running down the escalator. The children had just come from a sporting equipment store and had purchased a basketball. As the children were running down the escalator, they began throwing the ball to one another. The basketball hit the man in the back causing him to slip and fall on the escalator. The man suffered lower back and neck injuries from the incident. It was alleged that the mall had insufficient security measures and was negligent in monitoring the children in question. An expert in mall security with experience in escalator safety was sought to discuss the protocols that exist to prevent such incidents.