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 culled our favorites from February below:
“A man and his son walking in the woods Sunday found a campsite in a city park.”
“A man was arrested after going door-to-door early in the morning trying to sell chicken.”
“A man who lost his cell phone called it, and the person who answered said they would give it back but never did.”
“Drunken guests of a hotel … reportedly vandalized their room Sunday. They left a broken mirror, wall picture and bloodied bedding and towels in their aftermath.”
“Lufkin Police arrested a man Monday night after he called to inform them that he was intoxicated at a truck stop.”
“A man was arrested Monday night for cursing at people at a pharmacy.”
“Two packages of ribeye steaks were reported stolen by a shoplifter Wednesday.”
“A nurse was reportedly hit with a soda can by a woman unhappy with hospital wait times Monday evening at Memorial Medical Center-Lufkin. No injuries were reported.
“A man with a ‘crazy eye’ reportedly stole a box of toothpicks and a watch from a store Thursday in the 4500 block of South Medford Drive. A store employee told police he said his name was Christopher and that he had tattoos on both arms and a goatee. The employee said the man appeared to be high on something. The woman also said he had a ‘crazy eye,’ meaning one eye was not looking directly at her. The man reportedly got into a white extended cab truck and drove away.”
“A store employee believes that a person asking about paternity tests may have stolen one Tuesday.”