Woman accused of ruining $300K of artwork while drunk on 1st date

Dec 29, 2017, 00:36
Woman accused of ruining $300K of artwork while drunk on 1st date

Lindy Lou Layman was arrested on December 23 on criminal mischief charges after allegedly damaging several painting and sculptures in Anthony Buzbee's River Oaks home.

Also outlined in court, prosecutors say Layman caused at least $300,000 worth of damage to those three paintings, including an original Andy Warhol and the two shattered sculptures.

Lindy Lou Layman "intentionally and knowingly" damaged multiple pieces of artwork belonging to Anthony Buzbee on December 23, according to Harris County court documents. "He states when he found her, he told her he would call a second Uber driver which he did". "Luckily those weren't damaged", Buzbee added.

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The 29-year-old woman was visiting Anthony Buzbee, a high-profile attorney who has worked on several prominent trials, according to KHOU, when the Saturday incident reportedly occurred. Buzbee located her and called her a second Uber, but the suspect allegedly became aggressive.

At that point, the destruction of Buzbee's collection of famous art began, as prosecutors said Layman poured red wine on the pieces, tore paintings off the walls and tossed art across the room.

Layman now faces felony charges, but she is currently released on a $30,000 bond.

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"It's not the first time I've had guests at a party of mine over imbibe", the attorney said, via the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Layman later stated in court she is from Dallas and has been a court reporter for nine years.

When Buzbee purchased the mansion near the River Oaks country club in 2013, it was listed at a record-setting $14 million, the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Layman reportedly refused to leave, and hid in Buzbee's home. Attendees paid between $5,400 and a quarter of a million dollars to come.

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