We’re not sure if more strange things necessarily happen in Lufkin than in other small towns, but whoever is running the Lufkin Daily News' s police blotter has a great appreciation for the absurd.
The crime in Lufkin ranges from the very mundane to the very bizarre, and nearly each day the police blotter seems to contain a new gem. We’ve compiled our favorites from May below:
Money and a first-aid kit were reported stolen from a vehicle broken into Monday.
A woman was reported for stealing a box of baby formula from CVS.
A woman was arrested after allegedly stealing an $85 swimming pool from a store.
Police arrested a man for allegedly stealing three cigarettes from the complainant after the complainant refused to give one to him. An officer found the man a short distance away, recovering two of the three cigarettes.
A coin jar was reported stolen out of a residence.
A woman whose phone was stolen six months ago found out that someone she knows has it. When she called him and asked him to give it back, he refused.
A 17-year-old woman was reportedly arrested Sunday on a charge of assault/family violence after fighting with her sister over folding clothes.
A piece of exercise equipment was reported stolen after it was placed at the edge of a yard for a yard sale.
Lufkin Police officers arrested a man on charges of failure to identify and disorderly conduct/language after a tirade in the drive-through window of McDonald’s.
A heart-shaped necklace was reported stolen.
A woman was arrested for trespassing Sunday morning on church property.
A set of train horns worth $2,500 were reported stolen from a parked train.
A 20-oz. Dr Pepper and hair dye were reported stolen from a store.
A man reportedly moved into a rent house before the landlord told him he could and then stole utilities. A search of the home revealed marijuana and several dogs. Animal control took the dogs.
A man on a motorized shopping cart reportedly left Walmart with $577 in merchandise without paying.