A Texas man filed a lawsuit against his date Thursday for texting during a 3D showing of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.”
Brandon Vezmar, 37, is seeking $17.31 (the price of admission) in damages, according to the American-Statesman.
“It was kind of a first date from hell,” said Vezmar. “This is like one of my biggest pet peeves.”
Vezmar claims that she started using her mobile device 15 minutes into the film. He said he asked her to stop texting, but she refused. After telling her that texting is probably more appropriate outside the confines of the theatre, she reportedly left and never returned.
“Oh my God. This is crazy,” the 35-year-old woman, who remains anonymous, told the Statesman, apparently unaware she was a part of a legal complaint. “I had my phone low and I wasn’t bothering anybody.” She went on to say that she was consoling a distressed friend who was in an argument with her boyfriend.
“It wasn’t like constant texting,” the woman continued.
After exiting the theatre, she drove off, even though she gave her date a ride to the cinema.
“While damages sought are modest, the principle is important as defendant’s behavior is a threat to civilized society,” the official petition reads, according to the Statesman. The legal complaint also reportedly alleges that the texting was a “direct violation” of theater rules and that the date “adversely” affected Vezmar and other moviegoers’ experience.
Evidently irritated, Vezmar said he texted her days later to ask for $17.31. But just like her refusal to stop texting during the movie, she declined. Her justification is that “he took me out on a date,” so there are no refunds.
“I’m not a bad women. I just went out on a date,” the woman told the Statesman.
She also says that she is planning on filing a protective order against Vezmar because he allegedly contacted her younger sister for the money.
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