Man sues woman for texting during movie theater date

She reportedly was texting throughout the movie, then left.

AUSTIN, Texas -- A man is suing a woman after he says she texted throughout the course of their date at a Texas movie theater, CBS affiliate KEYE in Austin reports.

The plaintiff, Brandon Clarke Vezmar, is seeking damages in the amount of $17.31, the cost of two movie tickets. He says the woman texted during the film and she eventually left the theater when he asked her to stop.

In the lawsuit, Vezmar says he purchased the tickets on May 6, and that the woman sent text messages on her cellphone 10 to 20 times during the first 15 minutes of the film.

The suit says texting is in "direct violation of the theater's policy, adversely affecting the viewing experience of [Vezmar] and others."

"While damages sought are modest, the principle is important as Defendant's behavior is a threat to civilized society," the lawsuit reads.

Vezmar told the Austin-American Statesmen that the alleged texting took place during Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2.

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