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Today in “when your first date is your last date” news, a Texas man is suing a woman who he met online after she was texting on her phone during a movie that he took her to see.

Brandon Vezmar, 37, of Austin, filed a complaint in small claims court for $17.31 — the price of a ticket to a 3D showing of “Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2,” the Austin American-Statesman newspaper reported. News of the bizarre court action was trending on Facebook Wednesday morning.

Vezmar’s petition said that woman “activated her phone at least 10-20 times in 15 minutes to read and send text messages” during their date at the Barton Creek Square theater on May 6, according to the American-Statesman.

“It was kind of a first date from hell,” Vezmar told the newspaper, adding that the woman started texting about 15 minutes after the movie started. “This is like one of my biggest pet peeves.”

Reached by the American-Statesman, the 35-year-old woman, who wished to not be identified, said, “Oh my God. This is crazy.”

In an effort to keep courts from being clogged with such nonsense, Alamo Drafthouse CEO Tim League has stepped in and offered a gift certificate for $17.31 for Vezmar’s next movie night, if he would drop the case.

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