A Dallas woman is facing felony charges after police say she destroyed at least $300,000 worth of sculptures and original paintings - including two original Andy Warhol works - at the River Oaks home of well-known Houston trial lawyer Anthony Buzbee.
Police arrested Lindy Lou Layman, 29, of Dallas, on December 23 at the Houston home of Tony Buzbee, who cemented his reputation as one of Texas' most prominent trial lawyers by winning a $100 million federal jury verdict against BP in 2009 over chemical discharges.
Buzbee said that Layman came to his home with others and that he had not met her prior to that evening. Buzbee thought Layman was too intoxicated and called an Uber driver, according to court details reported by KTRK. He called a second Uber driver, and she reportedly went out to yell at the driver before coming back into Buzbee's home and refusing to leave.
The suspect allegedly tore down two original Andy Warhol paintings each worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, the news station reported.
The 29-year-old also reportedly smashed two sculptures inside the mansion, according to Harris County court documents obtained by KHOU. Most leave when you ask them. "She didn't." Buzbee's jailed date was later released on $30,000 bond. "She also pulled a Renoir and a Monet off the wall".
Buzbee and Layman were reportedly on their first date when the mayhem began. Her next court appearance is set for Thursday.
A former U.S. Marine who served in the Persian Gulf War, Buzbee made news this year when he bought an M4 Sherman tank that landed on the beach in Normandy with the U.S. Armed Forces during WWII.