Man sues his date for texting during movie
Here's a sure-fire way to ensure you don't get asked out on a second date.
A Texas man is suing a woman he went on a movie date with after he claims she relentlessly texted throughout the film.
Brandon Clarke Vezmar, 37, is seeking damages in the amount of $17.31, which is the price he paid for both his and his date's tickets to a 3-D showing of "Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2" on May 6, according to the Austin American-Statesman.
In his lawsuit, Vezmar alleges that his date activated her phone 10 to 20 times within the first 15 minutes of the movie to read and send text messages.
Vezmar says he asked his date to stop but she refused.
When he suggested she go outside the theater to text, she left and never came back.
"It was kind of a first date from hell," Vezmar told the publication. "This is like one of my biggest pet peeves."
Vezmar reportedly texted his date days later to ask her for the ticket money, but she refused.
The unnamed woman actually didn't find out about the lawsuit until Tuesday, when the Austin American-Statesman got in touch with her to find out her side of the story.
"Oh my God," she said after learning her date was actually suing her. "This is crazy."
The 35 year old claims Vezmar is overreacting and says she only used her phone two or three times during the movie.
"I had my phone low and I wasn't bothering anybody," she said. "It wasn't like constant texting."
Regardless, she may still have to answer for her behavior in
petty small claims court.
The lawsuit filed against her states that texting is "in direct violation of the theater's policy, adversely affecting the viewing experience of [Vezmar] and others."
"While damages sought are modest, the principle is important as Defendant's behavior is a threat to civilized society," the lawsuit states.