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).

July 28 
A 21-year-old woman was arrested on charges of theft when she was allegedly observed taking various hair accessories, flip-flops and pedicure supplies. 

July 17 
A woman reported having $1,500 stolen from the pocket of a jacket she let another woman borrow.
July 15 
Several pairs of expensive earphones were reported stolen.
July 14 
Meat was apparently stolen from several area grocery stores Saturday morning when a 43-year-old man was arrested on charges of theft. According to the police report, Hamilton had various meats and cheeses, valued at more than $100 that were allegedly taken from different stores. 
July 13 
Two iced cakes were reported stolen when a woman reportedly left the grocery store without paying for them. 
July 11 
A man who kicked a woman’s door in Wednesday night got a face full of bleach.
July 10 
A woman reported that her Kindle Touch was stolen a year ago. 
July 9
A man told Lufkin Police that he believes his son stole his Weedeater for beer money Sunday. 
July 7 
Someone told Lufkin Police that an ex-friend opened a charge account in their name at Conn’s Appliances and bought nearly $6,000 in merchandise, including several bedframes, two television stands, a sound bar, four mattresses, headboards, night stands, an LED television, an HE washer, a Cyrus workstation, a 55-inch LED HDTV and a Blu-Ray player.
July 6 
Thieves reportedly stole a puppy and a lawn mower Friday from a house.