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.) 

The crime in Lufkin ranges from the very mundane to the very bizarre, and nearly each day the blotter contains a new gem. We’ve compiled our favorites from November below:

November 30
A woman reported on Thursday that 300 dinars in Iraqi currency was stolen while her vehicle was parked at the automotive section of a business.

November 30
A man was arrested for undressing at car wash.

November 30
A common-law wife reportedly assaulted her husband with a skillet.

November 28
Several animal mounts and a bear rug were reported stolen from a business.

November 28
A woman was reportedly assaulted while taking her children to the doctor’s office.

November 26
A coin purse turned into Lufkin Police was returned to its owner.

November 23
Police arrested a man and woman for shoplifting after they were reportedly caught stealing about $15 worth of women’s panties.

November 18
A woman told police that an unknown person stole $5 from her bra while she was wearing it.

November 17
Two women were arrested and charged with shoplifting after store personnel observed the pair and discovered pants, shirts, beer, body wash and wieners in their possession.

November 8
Two consecutive nights of plant thefts were reported.

November 6
A bag of college books was reported stolen in a break-in.