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Warning: Don't Text During a Date to See the New Guardians of the Galaxy Movie

This guy is suing his date for texting during the movie

May 17, 2017

Is it a brilliant move or just a bitter dude? A 37-year-old man from Austin, Texas is suing a woman he went out on a date with for about $20. Well, it appears maybe this guy has never had a bad date before! Or, never had a date bad enough that he'd be willing to take legal action.

Brandon Vezmar wants to recoup the $17.31 movie tickets he paid for because he claims his date, 15 minutes into Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2, began texting. Now, for her part, the 35-year-old woman, who has asked to remain nameless, was completely unaware she was being sued for a bad date until the local paper reached out to her.

According to small claims court petition obtained by the Austin American-Statesman, Vezmar claims the woman “activated her phone at least 10-20 times in 15 minutes to read and send text messages.” He also says he asked her not to use her phone in the theater or to go outside instead. The petition says that the texting was a “direct violation” of the theater’s cell phone policy (but who's ever been kicked out for checking just on little text, right?). In the below test message, reportedly sent by Vezmar, he claims her behavior was "wildly out of line" and that he's happy to put her "on the books" for the money.     

The women told the newspaper in Austin that she refuses to pay Vezmar back because he took her out and that she’s not a “bad woman.”

Vezmar may soon get a taste of Karma, as the woman has said she’ll soon file a protective order against him because he contacted her sister in an effort to get his $17.31 back.