Monday, June 12, 2017

Bumble Dating FAIL & "Only in America" Lawsuit: Man Sues Date for Using Cell Phone During 1st Date at Movies and then Leaving him at the Theater ~ Call Michael A. Haber, Esq. @ 1-888-SHARK-8-1

2017 society is embarrassing: We may have become technologically sophisticated but we are also socially retarded.


And 37 y/o Brandon Vezmar (pictured below) and his one-time bumbled-Bumble date, 35 y/o Crystal Cruz, absolutely epitomize everything that is wrong with this unfortunate reality.

These two met on Bumble, a popular dating app and agreed to meet.

Violating the unwritten blind dating rule #1 they had their first date at a movie - Guardians of the Galazy 2, in 3-D in - Austin, TX. Prompted by Crystal's incessant texting and then sparked by Brandon's criticism, just fifteen minutes into the date / movie Brandon suggested that Crystal stop texting inside of the theater and that she take her phone outside, which she did, going so far as to get in her car and leave Brandon alone in the theater. 

The next day Brandon contacted Crystal and the text conversation went like this:

Brandon:  "Crystal, your behavior Saturday was not only rude but it cost me money. I want you to compensate me for the $17 movie ticket and the $4 pizza. Will you do this or do I have to pursue the money in small claims court?  I can file online from my laptop, and I'm willing to do so.  Your behavior was wildly out of line, and I'm happy to pursue putting you on the books for it." 

Crystal replied:  "Are you serious?  My best friend needed me right away and you said my phone was driving you crazy then I felt so uncomfortable.  I can't believe you would take it as far as going to court.  This is insane."  

But Brandon was, in fact, "absolutely serious", and, true to his word as about a week later he actually filed a Small Claims lawsuit against Crystal (yes, you read that right, this douche actually sued that douche over a date-gone-bad) seeking reimbursement for the $17.31 that Crystal's movie ticket had cost him.  In his lawsuit Brandon reportedly claimed that Crystal had "activated her phone at least 10-20 times in 15 minutes to read and send text messages", that doing do was a "direct violation of the policy at the theater", that his movie-going experience was "adversely' affected" by Crystal's actions and that Crystal's texting is "a threat to civilized society" (the exact quote being: "While damages sought are modest, the principle is important as defendant's behavior is a threat to civilized society.").

Not withstanding Crystal's reportedly protestations (including calling the incident "crazy" and telling Brandon that she would not reimburse him), after the lawsuit was filed Crystal reportedly and voluntarily reimbursed Brandon his $17.31 and has now asked him to dismiss the lawsuit.  

Crystal went on record with Inside Edition (you can read the article by clicking here) claiming - contrary to that which she had told Brandon - that the texts were from a friend who wanted to make sure that she was safe on the date.  Crystal said:  "I had my phone low and I wasn't bothering anybody. It wasn't like constant texting."  But Brandon insists that: "It was kind of a first date from Hell.  This is like one of my biggest pet peeves."  

At one point Crystal said that she was going to file for a protective order against Brandon because he allegedly tried to contact her little sister for the money he felt he was owed, but in the end Crystal wound up apologizing to Brandon, paid him back, he accepted her apology and said that he will withdraw his suit. 

Memo to the Folks:  I am returning back to my original statement that: "2017 society is embarrassing: We may have become technologically sophisticated but we are also socially retarded."  I have nothing against on-line dating (in fact I do it) but who meets at a movie for a first date?  I also think that it's smart to arrange for a "safety net" text or call early into a first date but "a" means one, not 10-20. And if things go south then I have absolutely no issue with bailing (either being the bailee or the bailer) but this can be done with some common courtesy, even in the face of a rude date.  My last though on this story is that demanding reimbursement for $20 over a blown date is pathetic, but taking it so far as to file a lawsuit, well that is f*cking pathetic.

Memo to Brandon Vezmar:  You are an embarrassment to men every where.  

Memo to Brandon Vezmar's parents (and parents everywhere):  

When it comes to the subject of "Cops, Courts and Constitutions" you should always have a skilled and experienced criminal defense attorney who is focused on serving your interests.  While we can't stop the cops from arresting you, as your legal counsel Michael A. Haber, PA will ensure that your rights are respected from the moment that representation begins and that any abuses which may have occurred beforehand are remedied.

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