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:
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.”
A mother reported her son stealing meat from her Sunday.
A woman was reportedly harassed over the phone by her brother over the contents of a Facebook page.
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.
A woman told police that her handyman would not return the keys to her home.
A waitress’ tip was reportedly stolen off a restaurant table.
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.
A Lufkin woman was arrested Tuesday for reportedly striking her uncle with a handheld vacuum cleaner.
A woman reported Monday that her neighbors are destroying her garden.
A parent reportedly threatened someone they knew after the person cut their child’s hair.
A newspaper machine was broken into overnight Sunday and all the newspapers were taken.
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.