Swipe left! A Texas man is suing his date after she was reportedly texting throughout the movie they were watching.
Brandon Vezmar, 37, filed a claim against his date for $17.31, the cost of the ticket to watch Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 in 3D, seemingly guaranteeing his lifelong bachelorhood.
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According to local paper The Statesman, the Austin native met the woman online but was immediately put off when she started texting 15 minutes into the film.
Flaky plaintiff has now put out statement saying I made her feel unsafe during movie. Sure. Here’s us texting. You judge. pic.twitter.com/41sdQNPEL9— Brandon Vezmar (@BrandonVezmar) May 17, 2017
Flaky plaintiff has now put out statement saying I made her feel unsafe during movie. Sure. Here’s us texting. You judge. pic.twitter.com/41sdQNPEL9
“It was kind of a first date from hell,” he said, before adding, “This is like one of my biggest pet peeves.”
Brandon then proceeded to ask his date to take her conversation outside, which she did, leaving the theater and not returning.
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The woman in question, who wishes to remain anonymous, claims she did not know about the action in small claims court — and claims she only texted two or three times inside.
“I had my phone low and I wasn’t bothering anybody,” she explained, revealing she was messaging a friend who was having a fight with her boyfriend. “It wasn’t like constant texting.”
She continued, "I’m not a bad woman. I just went out on a date."
It looks like GotG director James Gunn is taking Brandon's side in the case, jokingly tweeting, "Why stop at suing? She deserves jail time!"
Why stop at suing? She deserves jail time! https://t.co/c41MWGz74M— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) May 16, 2017
Why stop at suing? She deserves jail time! https://t.co/c41MWGz74M
Brandon, who is loving the attention his suit is getting, went on to describe the texting as a “direct violation” of the movie theater's policy in his petition.
“I filed my theater texting lawsuit because online dating etiquette is at such a low ebb it needs to be actively corrected. People know what I mean, which is part of why the story went viral. Enough is enough of the nut-job, self-centered, bizarro-land experiences,” he tweeted.
Sounds like someone has a lot of time on their hands...
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