A drunk woman went on a rampage in a rich lawyer’s home destroying over $300,000 of high art.
Lindy Lou Layman is facing felony mischief charges after she hid out in high-profile lawyer Anthony Buzbee’s mansion while out on their first date, according to court documents obtained by the Houston Chronicle.
The 29-year-old freelance court reporter was on a first date with Buzbee when the night ended in her drunkenly throwing priceless sculptures and tearing down two Andy Warhol originals valued at well over $300,000.
The details of the date remain unclear, but the complaint says that Layman got drunk later in the evening. Buzbee then called her an Uber to take her home, but Layman never got in the car. Instead, she hid in Buzbee’s palatial mansion and started tearing up the place in an inebriated frenzy, throwing sculptures and tearing down original paintings from the walls. Court documents also say she poured an “unknown liquid” on some of the paintings, which given the context are likely to be alcohol.
Police were called and were eventually able to subdue Layman and haul her away to jail. She’s now out on a $30,000 bond.
Needless to say, there have been no reports of any second dates between the pair.
Anthony Buzbee is well known in the Houston legal community. He rose to national prominence in the defense of Texas Governor Rick Perry for his abuse-of-power case, where he successfully defended the former presidential candidate. Buzbee is also known to host lavish holiday parties and also held a fundraiser for President Trump during his candidacy.
Buzbee’s mansion was listed for $14 million when he purchased it in 2013. At the time it set a record for the most expensive sale of a single-family home in Houston. “I’m all about setting records, but I’m not sure this is one I should be proud of or not,” he told the Houston Chronicle at the time. “All I’ll say is the owner wasn’t budging that much.”
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