We’re not sure if more strange things necessarily happen in Lufkin than in other small towns, but the person behind 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 July below:
Funyuns, steak, goggles, soda, charcoal and beer were among the items a Diboll man reportedly tried to steal from Walmart.
A beer delivery truck driver reported having beer stolen out of his unattended truck.
An intoxicated Hudson man was arrested Sunday morning after being caught stealing beer. He was arrested after trying to make an unsuccessful getaway around 8 a.m. Sunday. Beer cannot be purchased before noon on Sundays, according to state law.
A Walmart employee injured a finger trying to stop a man from stealing an air conditioner and some dishes.
A naked woman was arrested on a charge of public intoxication after police received calls of her walking down Raguet Street. When officers caught up with the woman, she was reportedly wearing only an unbuttoned, button-up shirt, no pants and no undergarments.
A man reported finding a steak knife stuck in the ground outside his apartment Monday morning.
A Lufkin man and woman were arrested Sunday evening after getting caught trying to steal crab meat. The woman is on probation for an April 2010 incident in which she reportedly stabbed her boyfriend with scissors for being bad in bed.
A woman was arrested for reportedly stealing clothes she hid in a baby stroller.
A Lufkin man allegedly high on PCP was arrested Thursday night after being found growling outside a motel room, lifting imaginary weights.
Newspaper machines were reportedly broken into by an unknown suspect.
A Masonic emblem was reportedly pried off a vehicle with its owner witnessing the act Monday afternoon in the 4600 block of South Medford Drive. The owner stopped the suspect and got the emblem back.
Someone told Lufkin Police that her uncle bit her finger after some type of confrontation.
A 48-year-old Lufkin man was arrested Wednesday afternoon after darting back and forth across North Medford Drive, waving a towel. … When asked what he was doing, the man told the officers he was “getting exercise.”
A man was arrested for stealing instant coffee, air gun pellets, toiletries, swimming pool supplies, a hose regulator, DVD movie discs and bug repellent products.
A man was reported stealing a pair of capri pants from a store.