Man sues his date for texting during film

Man sues his date for texting during film

An Austin man is suing the woman who was his date to see the new "Guardians of the Galaxy" movie after she texted throughout the film.

Cruz says Vezmar went to great lengths to find her on social media.

Cruz told Inside Edition the texts were from a friend who sent her three messages to make sure she was safe on the date.

Vezmar, 37, has filed a petition in small claims court last Thursday (May 11) to seek compensation for the cost of a movie ticket or US$17.31 (S$24), reports say.

On Twitter, Vezmar claimed he called and texted the woman after the date, asking her to "compensate" him for the movie and pizza.

Leaving in her vehicle - in which they had driven in together on the date - Brandon was left stranded in the cinema.

She said she refused to reimburse him because "he took me out on a date". He says the 35-year-old woman refused to stop texting.

However, his date did not know about the claim until reporters contacted her.

The woman took his advice and left the theater, but did not come back.

"This is insane", she told the American-Statesman. "I said 'maybe you can take it outside to the lobby, I've seen people get kicked out movies for this'".

She and Vezmar had met online and went on the date on May 6.

Vezmar spoke to KVUE Tuesday and now Cruz wants to share her side of the story. "I'm not a bad woman".

Vezmar told KVUE, "I am fully aware of the weirdness of this situation".

"Let me move on with my life, I'll do whatever it takes,"Cruz said".

In an email, Alamo Drafthouse founder and CEO Tim League told the Statesman, "On one hand, I am concerned about our courts being clogged with superfluous lawsuits, but as Vezmar states, this is a threat to civilized society".