Texas Man Sues His Date for Texting During ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Screening

The man is reportedly suing for $17, the price of his movie ticket

If you’re the sort of person who ignores the “Don’t talk or text” announcements before a movie starts, be careful who you go with, or your texting might just get you served with papers.

According to The Austin American-Statesman, a Texas moviegoer just sued his date for texting during a screening of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.” The plaintiff, Brandon Vezmar, is suing for $17.31, which is the exact price of the ticket he bought for a 3D screening of the Marvel movie. He claims that he met his date online and decided to see “Guardians” with her as a first date, only to get annoyed when she took out her phone and started texting 15 minutes into the movie.

According to Vezmar’s account, his date ignored his request to turn off the phone after using it “10-20” times. After telling her she should text outside the theater, she left in the car they drove to the theater in together.

“While damages sought are modest, the principle is important as defendant’s behavior is a threat to civilized society,” reads Vezmar’s petition filed to a small claims court.

The date, who remains anonymous, says she didn’t pay Vezmar back because it was a date and that she only used her phone two or three times. She also claims he contacted her younger sister to recoup the money for his ticket.

“This is crazy,” the date said to the Statesman. “I’m not a bad woman. I just went out on a date.”