Man sues woman for texting during movie date

TRAVIS COUNTY, Texas — A Texas man filed a petition in small claims court, suing a woman for reportedly texting throughout a movie on their first date.

According to American-Statesman, 37-year-old Brandon Vezmar of Austin was suing an unnamed 35-year-old woman for reportedly texting throughout a 3D showing of Guardians of the Galaxy.

Vezmar filed the petition in small claims court for $17.31, the cost of the movie ticket, citing that the texting was a “direct violation” of cinema’s policy and reasoning on moral grounds that “while damages sought are modest, the principle is important as defendant’s behavior is a threat to civilized society.”

Vezmar said his date started texting on her phone 15 minutes into the flick, using it 10 to 20 times and “adversely” affecting his viewing experience.

He then suggested that she could go outside to text, but she left the theater and never came back. Vezmar also said because she left, he didn’t have a ride home since they carpooled together in her car.

The woman was unaware of the claim against her, according to the Statesman. She said she plans to file a protective order against Vezmar since he contacted her little sister about getting money for the ticket.

Alamo Drafthouse CEO Tim League has offered a $17.31 gift certificate to settle the lawsuit.

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