Published: Fri, December 29, 2017
Life&Culture | By Ben Goodman

Woman Arrested After Reportedly Destroying $300K In Artwork On First Date

Woman Arrested After Reportedly Destroying $300K In Artwork On First Date

According to the criminal complaint filed against Layman on December 23, Layman allegedly "tore paintings off the wall with her hands" and threw the sculptures across the room.

Lindy Lou Layman, 29, has been charged with criminal mischief in Houston, Texas, after prosecutors say her first date with Anthony Buzbee, a prominent Texas attorney and collector of art, took a turn for the destructive on December 23, KTRK reports.

According to prosecutors, after returning to Buzbee's home following that date, Buzbee called an Uber for Layman.

A Texas woman was arrested late Saturday after allegedly causing damage to several pricey works of art at a Houston attorney's home, reports CBS affiliate KHOU.

The paintings apparently include an Andy Warhol original.

Buzbee told police that Layman became intoxicated, hid from him inside his own $14-million mansion, and, when he tried to get her two Uber rides home, started attacking his art, KHOU reported.

"She at some point appeared too intoxicated and she was asked to leave".

Lindy Lou Layman 29 was arrested on criminal mischief charges after her date with Anthony Buzbee. Source Houston Police Department
Lindy Lou Layman 29 was arrested on criminal mischief charges after her date with Anthony Buzbee. Source Houston Police Department

Layman allegedly yelled obscenities while tearing down two Warhol paintings - each with an estimated value of $500,000 - before throwing the sculptures.

She posted a $30,000 bond.

Buzbee slammed then-head coach Kevin Sumlin and called for a new head coach.

Buzbee and Layman were reportedly on their first date when the mayhem began.

Layman said in court this week that she has worked as a court reporter for nine years, KHOU reports.

"Lindy Lou Layman "intentionally and knowingly" damaged multiple pieces of artwork" by Andy Warhol on December 23, said the New York Daily News. "She also pulled a Renoir and a Monet off the wall".

"I collect art. I don't want it damaged", Buzbee said.

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