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:
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.
A man was arrested for undressing at car wash.
A common-law wife reportedly assaulted her husband with a skillet.
Several animal mounts and a bear rug were reported stolen from a business.
A woman was reportedly assaulted while taking her children to the doctor’s office.
A coin purse turned into Lufkin Police was returned to its owner.
Police arrested a man and woman for shoplifting after they were reportedly caught stealing about $15 worth of women’s panties.
A woman told police that an unknown person stole $5 from her bra while she was wearing it.
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.
Two consecutive nights of plant thefts were reported.
A bag of college books was reported stolen in a break-in.