A Dallas court reporter allegedly caused $300,000 in damage after tearing down some Andy Warhol paintings and pouring wine all over them.
Photo of Lindy Lou Layman (L) via the Houston Police Department. "Self-Portrait" by Andy Warhol on display at Christie's (R). Photo by EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images
While most people have their fair share of first-date horror stories, most of us have the luxury of pretending they never happened and moving on with our lives. A Texas court reporter, however, did not fare as lucky and is now facing felony criminal mischief charges after allegedly getting drunk and destroying $300,000 of her date's high-end art collection.
According to CBS affiliate KHOU, Lindy Lou Layman, 29, went out on a disastrous first date with prominent Houston attorney and Trump fundraiser Anthony Buzbee last weekend before the two ended up back at Buzbee's $14 million mansion. Things apparently started to go downhill when Buzbee called his date an Uber. Layman, who Buzbee says was drunk, allegedly refused to leave and started to scream obscenities before going on an art-destroying rampage.
After Buzbee called Layman a second Uber, she allegedly destroyed three of Buzbee's expensive paintings—including two original $500,000 Warhols—and poured red wine all over them, the Dallas News reports. She then allegedly threw two sculptures—valued at $20,000 a pop—across the room, according to the criminal complaint.
"She also pulled a Renoir and a Monet off the wall," Buzbee told Texas Lawyer. "Luckily those weren’t damaged."
Layman, who ended up causing around $300,000 worth of damage, was arrested on felony criminal mischief charges and taken to jail. She's now out after posting her $30,000 bail.
Buzbee, who once fought with his Home Owners's Association after parking a $600,000 World War II tank outside his house, reportedly disavowed Trump after the infamous Access Hollywood tape dropped. According to Texas Lawyer, he donated $500,000 to the president's inauguration committee weeks after condemning Trump's comments.
According to BuzzFeed News, Buzbee is still listed on Facebook as being single. It's not clear if he and Layman will be going out on a second date.