Woman Accused of Destroying $300K Worth of Art at Tony Buzbee's House

Woman Accused of Destroying $300K Worth of Art at Tony Buzbee's House

Woman Accused of Destroying $300K Worth of Art at Tony Buzbee's House

Lindy Lou Layman, a 29-year-old Dallas woman who lists her occupation as a "freelance court reporter" on her LinkedIn profile, was arrested and charged with criminal mischief for destroying three original paintings and two abstract sculptures at the attorney's house.

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.

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

Also outlined in court, prosecutors say Layman caused at least $300,000 worth of damage to those three paintings, including an original Andy Warhol and the two shattered sculptures. So, he called a second Uber driver, and Layman showed aggression toward that driver. She allegedly refused to leave and hid in his home.

According to a criminal complaint, damages were estimated to be circa $300k.

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During the probable cause hearing, the judge said, "The complainant informed officers that had the defendant went out on the first date". Her next court appearance is set for Thursday.

Layman now faces felony charges, but she is currently released on a $30,000 bond. The sculptures, KHOU reported, were worth $20,000 each.

Buzbee is a prominent lawyer who drove the guard in previous Texas Governor Rick Perry's mishandle of-energy case, which was later expelled. The Dallas Morning News reportsthat in 2016, Buzbee hosted a fundraiser for Donald Trump at the mansion where Saturday's incident occurred, and donated $250,000 to Trump's presidential campaign.

Buzbee also made headlines past year for parking a tank outside of his home, causing a brief fight with his homeowner's association.

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