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Texas woman allegedly damages Warhol paintings on first date

Police Woman ruined $300K worth of art on date with lawyer	 	 	 			Credit FOX4 News Police Woman ruined $300K worth of art on date with lawyer Credit FOX4 News
Madeline Patrick | 29 December, 2017, 01:05

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.

Authorities say she tore down several paintings from the walls and poured red wine on three of them, and she hurled across the room a pair of $20,000 abstract sculptures, shattering both. As indicated by court archives, the subsequent harm cost at any rate $300,000.

The damaged Warhol paintings were each valued at $500,000 in court documents.

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

Prosecutors said in court Wednesday that Lindy Lou Layman, a 29-year-old Dallas court reporter, was on the date with attorney Anthony Buzbee on December 23 when she allegedly went on her destructive spree, according to KHOU. Buzbee said Layman refused to leave and hid inside the home, and that when he found her and called a second Uber, she got aggressive. "Luckily those weren't damaged", Buzbee added. She has since been released after posting a $30,000 bond.

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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. "She also pulled a Renoir and a Monet off the wall".

"It's not the first time I've had guests at a party of mine over imbibe", Buzbee told Texas Lawyer.

Layman said at her probable cause hearing that she has been a court reporter for nine years, KHOU reported.

Buzbee is a high-profile attorney who hosted Donald Trump at his home for a presidential campaign fundraiser in 2016.

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