An Austin, Texas, man is suing his date for sending text messages after he paid for her to see a 3D showing of Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 on May 6.
The Austin-Statesmen reports that 37-year-old Brandon Vezmar filed a petition in smalls claims court on Thursday, asking for $17.31, the price he paid for his date to see the movie with him at the Barton Creek Square theater.
When the Statesmen reached out to the date, the 35-year-old woman said she had no idea she was being sued and called the notion “crazy.”
“Oh my God. This is crazy….I had my phone low and I wasn’t bothering anybody. It wasn’t like constant texting.”
Vezmar said that the date was horrible, describing it as a “first date from hell” after the unnamed female “activated her phone at least 10-20 times in 15 minutes to read and send text messages.” He admitted that texting during a movie is one of his biggest peeves and the one way to show her was to sue her for the price of the ticket.
I got my own Twitter moment! ⚡️ “Guy sues his date for texting during movie; director weighs in”https://t.co/MlwYInsZT7
— Brandon Vezmar (@BrandonVezmar) May 17, 2017
After the movie, the woman left in her car, leaving Vezmar behind. He said he rode with her to the movies but she refused to give him a ride home. A few days later, he sent her a text message asking her to pay him back for the movie ticket. She refused.
The petition states that texting during a movie is a direct violation of the theater’s policies. It also noted that Vezmar’s viewing experience was affected by the defendant’s behavior.
“While damages sought are modest, the principle is important as defendant’s behavior is a threat to civilized society.”
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