Date horror story: Woman rips pricey Andy Warhol artwork from walls

Hannah Rogers
December 29, 2017

Pictured, Dallas woman, Lindy Lou Layman, right hand side, the home of Anthony Buzbee where the "art damage" occurred over the weekend.

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.

Lindy Lou Layman "intentionally and knowingly" damaged multiple pieces of artwork belonging to Anthony Buzbee on December 23, according to Harris County court documents.

A high-profile Texas attorney alleges that a woman destroyed hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of art in his house, including two original Andy Warhol paintings, after getting drunk on a first date. Buzbee believed she was too intoxicated and called an Uber driver to pick her up. "Luckily those weren't damaged".

KHOU-TV reported Layman was on a first date with Buzbee, with the lawyer at one point having called Layman an Uber after she became intoxicated.

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Buzbee trusted she was excessively inebriated and called a Uber driver to lift her up.

Layman later stated in court she is from Dallas and has been a court reporter for nine years. That didn't work either: Layman acted aggressively toward the driver, prosecutors said, and then went back into the attorney's home, yelling: "I'm not leaving", according to KTRK. Most leave when you ask them.

Layman was arrested and released from jail after posting a $30,000 bond on December 24 and is set to face her first court appearance on Thursday.

"All I'll say is the owner wasn't budging that much", Buzbee told the newspaper.

According to court officials, "she refused to leave the location, hid somewhere in his home".

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