Austin Man Sues His Date for $17 Because She Was Texting During a Movie

An Austin man is suing a woman for $17.31 after he says she texted repeatedly during a movie on their first date.Brandon Clarke Vezmar alleges his date "activated her phone at least 10-20 times in 15 minutes to read and send text messages" after Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 began playing at an Austin theater on May 6, according to court documents and the Austin American-Statesman. He's seeking reimbursement for the movie tickets, because he believes the texting was "a threat to civilized society," the case alleges.In the lawsuit filed Thursday, Vezmar alleges his date's texting was “in direct violation of the theater’s policy adversely affecting the viewing experience” of Vezmar and others. He took the woman, whom he met online, to see Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 on May 6, according to the Austin American-Statesman. Vezmar asked the woman to stop texting but she left the theater and didn’t return, according to case documents. “Oh my God. This is crazy,” she told the American-Statesman when she learned about the petition.The woman asked the American-Statesman not to name her. Vezmar texted her a few days after the date for the price of the ticket, but she refused, according to the American-Statesman. "I had my phone low and I wasn't bothering anybody," she told the American-Statesman. "It wasn't like constant texting."After the case garnered social media attention, the founder and CEO of Alamo Drafthouse, Tim League, said he'd give Vezmar a gift certificate for $17.31 if he drops the “ridiculous” case, the company wrote on its Facebook page. The incident did not happen at an Alamo Drafthouse theater.  Continue reading...

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