Meanwhile, in Lufkin...

Our favorite recent items from the Lufkin Daily News' police blotter.
Tue July 3, 2012 9:54 pm
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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 ’ 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 June below:

June 29
Charges may be filed on a woman who appears to have defecated in a Dollar General storeroom Thursday evening, according to a Lufkin Police report. Dollar General employees found a large amount of feces on their storeroom floor and believing there may be a large animal in their storeroom, tied the door shut. Upon reviewing a security camera video, they learned there was no large animal, but instead saw a black woman, possibly in her fifties wearing a blue dress go into the storeroom, according to the report. She was the only person seen going into the storeroom on the security video. There were reportedly signs on the storeroom door that stated “employees only” and “restroom at front of store.”

June 24
A mother reported her son stealing meat from her Sunday.

June 24
A woman was reportedly harassed over the phone by her brother over the contents of a Facebook page.

June 20
A woman told police on Tuesday that her ex-boyfriend apparently stole her computer and deposited trash, food on the floor and feces in their home.

June 19   
A woman told police that her handyman would not return the keys to her home.

June 15
A waitress’ tip was reportedly stolen off a restaurant table.

June 14
Two women were arrested Wednesday evening allegedly trying to leave Walmart in a motorized shopping cart with stolen merchandise. They were detained and reportedly found to be in possession of $32 in merchandise including a pajama set and a DVD .

June 13
A Lufkin woman was arrested Tuesday for reportedly striking her uncle with a handheld vacuum cleaner.

June 12
A woman reported Monday that her neighbors are destroying her garden.

June 11
A parent reportedly threatened someone they knew after the person cut their child’s hair.

June 11
A newspaper machine was broken into overnight Sunday and all the newspapers were taken.

June 8
A man who has the words “The Devil” tattooed across his forehead spent Thursday night in jail after lighting up a cigar inside a convenience store.

June 6
A man reportedly stole lunch meat Tuesday from a grocery store.

June 5
A man reportedly falsely held himself as a lawyer in attempt to gain confidential Child Protective Services information Monday .

June 3
A box of meat was reported stolen Saturday from an outdoor cooler.

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