ROUND ROCK, TX (RNN) - A Texas man is suing a woman who texted during a movie while they were on a short, unpleasant date at the Barton Creek Square Theater, the Austin American-Statesman reported.
Brandon Vezmar, 37, filed a claim for $17.31, the price of the movie ticket to a 3D showing of Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol 2.
The woman, 35, who asked that her name not be used, told the American-Statesman that she didn't know about the claim.
"This is crazy," she said.
Vezmar said they met online, but when they got together in real life, things went bad in a hurry.
"It was kind of like a first date from hell," he said. About 15 minutes after the movie started, he said she started texting on her phone, which is one of his pet peeves.
He said she activated her phone 15 or 20 times, which she denied. She said she was just texting a friend who had a fight with her boyfriend. She said she only texted two or three times and kept her phone on low so it didn't bother anybody.
Except Vezmar. It bothered him a lot.
He asked her to stop and she didn't. Then he said maybe she could go outside and text. With that, she left the theater and drove home. They had come to the movie together in her car, so Vezmar had to get home the best way he could.
She said he texted her and asked for his money back but she wouldn't give it to him because "he took me out on a date."
Vezmar said the texting was a clear violation of theater rules. and it adversely affected his viewing experience, and probably other people's as well.
"While damages sought are modest, the principle is important as defendant's behavior is a threat to civilized society," his petition read.
"I'm not a bad woman," the woman said. "I just went out on a date."
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