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).

February 28
A birthday cake, frozen corn dogs, cologne, pants, and a DVD player were reported stolen in a home break-in overnight.

February 25  
Someone attempted to steal two Snickers peanut butter candy bars Sunday afternoon from a store. The person was stopped by an employee while attempting to leave and ended up exiting the store without the merchandise valued at $4.76 before police arrived.

February 21
Food and a compact disc were reported stolen from a home.

February 20
A man reported that an “enraged” female damaged his car.

February 17
A man was charged with driving while intoxicated Saturday when he allegedly blocked a vehicle in a parking place and would not let them leave.

February 16
Criminal mischief was reported Saturday morning when someone threw potted plants and other items across a parking lot.

February 13
Two men reportedly got into a fight Wednesday morning. According to scanner traffic, one of the men had a machete.

February 9
A woman reported to police that she believes another female may “cause her problems” in the future.

February 5
A stove was reported stolen from a home broken into sometime last week.

February 4
Forty squares of grass were reportedly stolen overnight Sunday from in front of a business.

February 3
Theft was reported when a victim reported that he had kept company with a person who is a known prostitute Saturday morning. The man reported that the suspect had taken a money order from him in the amount of $250.

February 1
A Lufkin man whose home was on fire Thursday night was arrested at the scene after allegedly preventing firefighters from doing their job and nearly running over police officers with his vehicle.