Date Allegedly Ends With Ruined Warhols, Potential Life Sentence

Lindy Lou Layman, 29, appeared in court Tuesday
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 11, 2018 10:40 AM CST
Date Allegedly Ends With Ruined Warhols, Potential Life Sentence
Lindy Lou Layman walks out of court Tuesday in Houston.   (Michael Ciaglo/Houston Chronicle via AP)

A Dallas woman appeared in court on Tuesday in connection with a December date gone horribly wrong. Following the appearance, the attorney for Lindy Lou Layman said, "We certainly disagree with Mr. Buzbee's rendition of the facts," per People. As for Layman's rendition of the facts, "I'll save that for the courtroom," Justin Keiter added, calling Layman a "great person." The 29-year-old Layman is free on bail but barred from drinking, using drugs, or having contact with Anthony Buzbee, the Houston lawyer who got Rick Perry off the hook in this case. As for his rendition of the facts, Buzbee alleges Layman got drunk on their first date, so he called for an Uber to collect her from his River Oaks mansion.

Per KHOU, she allegedly hid; Buzbee says he found her and called a second Uber, at which point she started swearing and ruined two Andy Warhol works, among other art. According to police, Layman tossed two sculptures and poured wine on three paintings, reports the AP; the Warhols are said to be worth $1 million in total. The Chronicle explains that because of the art's value—and the damage to them, said to be at least $300,000 worth—she has been charged with first-degree felony criminal mischief, which has a maximum sentence of life. (This may still go down in history as the worst first date ever.)

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