Meanwhile, in Lufkin . . . December Edition
Our favorite recent items from the Lufkin Daily News’ police blotter.
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 police blotter has a great appreciation for the absurd. (Learn more about Lufkin Daily News crime reporter Jessica Cooley here.)
Each day the blotter contains a new gem, ranging from the very mundane to the very bizarre. We’ve compiled our favorites from December below:
Lufkin Police found a naked man in the middle of the street Friday evening after he was nearly hit by a vehicle. He was booked on a count of public intoxication.
An English Bulldog valued at $1,200 was reportedly stolen from its home.
Two Angelina County women were arrested Thursday after allegedly attempting to walk out of Walmart with more than $50 worth of merchandise. Items they allegedly attempted to steal included a bra, a bra strap extender, cilantro, cake mix, icing, strawberries, corned beef, and a box of forks.
A handicap mirror tag was reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle.
Six portable oxygen bottles were reported stolen.
Ray’s Drive-In customers drove away without paying their $20 ticket and reportedly took the tray, salt and pepper shakers and ketchup bottle with them. According to a police report, the tray is valued at $50, the salt and pepper shakers are worth $10, and the ketchup $2.
A man was arrested at the Lufkin Mall after allegedly attempting to shoplift $45 Sketcher shoes and $17 Beyonce perfume.
A Literacy Fund Foundation donation jar was reportedly stolen Sunday night from a business.
A sign that states “We make signs” was reportedly stolen overnight from outside a business.
A 25-year-old man was arrested after being accused of taking a person’s cell phone off their table at a restaurant.
A man reportedly struck a Lufkin Sears employee in the head with a Craftsman digital level that he had attempted to steal.
A trench coat-clad Lufkin man wearing a top hat was arrested Thursday after walking out of Brookshire Brothers with less than $15 worth of merchandise including hot dogs, peanut butter cookies, pecans, and peanuts.
A shipment containing four bottles of Tahitian Noni juice worth $145 was reported stolen outside a home.
A Lufkin woman who hit a Dollar Store employee while trying to leave the store with $87 worth of cosmetics in her purse was arrested.
One beer was reported stolen from a store.
Bags of aluminum cans were reportedly stolen from outside a home.
Safety seats were reported stolen from a vehicle broken into Tuesday.