According to ABC13 Eyewitness News, Buzbee is accusing a woman, Lindy Layman, of destroying three paintings and two sculptures, $300,000 worth of art. Buzbee and Layman were on a date, and after returning to Buzbee's house, he called an Uber driver because he believed Layman was too intoxicated.
Lindy Lou Layman was arrested on December 23 on criminal mischief charges after allegedly damaging several painting and sculptures in Anthony Buzbee's River Oaks home.
Among the list of damaged masterpieces reportedly damaged by Laymen were two Andy Warhol paintings valued at $500,000 each. Police allege that Layman threw two abstract sculptures and destroyed three original paintings at Buzbee's mansion. She was released on $30,000 bond on Christmas Day. "He states when he found her, he told her he would call a second Uber driver which he did".
The punishment for a felony criminal mischief conviction in Texas depends on the amount of damage the defendant caused.
Tony Buzbee and friends
According to a report from the KTRK ABC affiliate in Houston, Tony Buzbee, a Houston lawyer and Texas A&M regent, had a date go really south really fast on Saturday night.
After charges were read against Lindy Lu Layman, the 29-year-old didn't say much as details of her arrest were revealed at her probable cause hearing. The sculptures, KHOU reported, were worth $20,000 each. He made headlines the same year for parking a tank outside of his home, causing a brief fight with his homeowner's association.
The Morning News noted Buzbee's connection to President Donald Trump, saying that in 2016 the lawyer had hosted the eventual president at his mansion and also donated $250,000 to Trump's campaign.