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Austin man sues woman for texting during date at movie theater

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AUSTIN, Texas (KEYE) - An Austin man is suing a woman - for the cost of a movie ticket - after he says she was texting during a movie the pair was seeing on a date and left the theater when he asked her to stop.

Brandon Clarke Vezmar is asking for damages in the amount of $17.31.

In the lawsuit, Vezmar says he purchased two tickets for the movie on May 6, and that after the movie began, the woman activated her phone 10 to 20 times in the first 15 minutes to read and send text messages.

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

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