A Texas man is suing a woman for texting during a movie date, according to the Austin Statesman
Brandon Vezmar filed a claim against the woman on Thursday that alleges her texting went against the movie theater’s policy and disrupted his viewing experience, the Statesman reported.
He has asked for $17.31, which was what he paid for two tickets to see “Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2” in 3-D, according to the Statesman.
“While damages sought are modest, the principle is important as Defendant’s behavior is a threat to civilized society,” the lawsuit read, according to CBS News.
The woman, who asked not to be identified, said she was unaware of the claim.
Vezmar said he met the woman online and asked her out. The couple’s first date happened on May 6.
Vezmar said the woman started texting on her phone 15 minutes into the new Marvel movie.
“This is like one of my biggest pet peeves,” Vezmar told the Statesman.
He also said the woman read through her phone between 10 and 20 times in 15 minutes, the Statesman reported.
Vezmar said he asked her to stop, but the woman refused. He asked her to text outside. So she did, and never came back.
“I had my phone low and I wasn’t bothering anybody,” she told the Statesman, saying she was texting a friend. “It wasn’t like constant texting.”
She sent a statement to KVUE-TV that explained her side of the date.
“I did have a very brief date with Brandon, that I chose to end prematurely. His behavior made me extremely uncomfortable, and I felt I needed to remove myself from the situation for my own safety,” she wrote. “He has escalated the situation far past what any mentally healthy person would. I feel sorry that I hurt his feelings badly enough that he felt he needed to commit so much time and effort into seeking revenge. I hope one day he can move past this and find peace in his life.”