Dallas resident and court reporter Lindy Lou Layman, 29, was arrested on charges of criminal mischief after destroying approximately $300,000 of property during a date gone awry.
According to KHOU, Layman has been accused of damaging three paintings and two sculptures at the River Oaks home of 49-year-old attorney Anthony Buzbee. Reports indicate that she allegedly poured an unspecified liquid onto the artworks. She also allegedly tore the paintings off the wall and tossed the sculptures around. Two of the paintings are reported to have been created by Andy Warhol and were worth hundreds of thousands of dollars each, according to CBS News.
Buzbee had reportedly called Layman an Uber after she became too intoxicated on a date, reported Time. Later, he could not get her to vacate the premises. Buzbee's lawyer added that Layman “at some point appeared too intoxicated and she was asked to leave. She wouldn’t and got angry because she didn’t want to leave,” and had hidden inside the $14 million home. She then became enraged and destructive when she was discovered.
“It’s not the first time I’ve had guests at a party of mine over imbibe. Most leave when you ask them. She didn’t," said Buzbee.
“I collect art. I don’t want it damaged,” Buzbee added. “She also pulled a Renoir and a Monet off the wall. Luckily those weren’t damaged.”
Buzbee is a notable attorney who's recently been making headlines. In September, he parked a tank outside of his home (causing a public battle with a local homeowners association), and in 2016, he previously hosted Donald Trump in his residence for a private fundraiser. Buzbee has also successfully defended Texas Governor Rick Perry in an abuse-of-power case.
Buzbee himself was also involved in a drunken incident in 2016. The DUI case was dismissed by Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson, according to the Houston Press.
More information on Layman is not readily available, and she is not returning requests for comments on the situation. The Houston Chronicle reported that Layman was released on $30,000 bond.
The Mercury News noted that Buzbee is still married to his wife of 26 years. They have four teenage children.
[Photo: Houston Police Department]
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