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).

May 31
Hospital employees found a small baggie of meth in a hospital bed after a patient was moved. 

Two bags of peanut M&Ms and four packages of Gold Emblem fish candies were reportedly shoplifted from a CVS Pharmacy.
A 19-year-old woman was arrested for theft when she allegedly tried to conceal items—including various body mists, a deodorant, one package of Magnum condoms, a First Response pregnancy test, earbuds, two boxes of teeth whitening strips, and a ladies sleepwear set—and leave the store without paying. 
A Lufkin man was arrested on a charge of assault/family violence after allegedly throwing a baby doll at a woman and pulling her hair.
A woman reportedly took a man’s Chevrolet truck and left him at a store.
A woman who reportedly loaned a saddle to a man discovered later that it had been pawned.
A man reported to police that someone else picked up his medication from a pharmacy.
A cement bench sitting in front of a business was reportedly broken overnight Monday. 
Gold reportedly shipped through UPS did not arrive at its destination. 
A hundred dollars worth of potted plants were reported stolen Thursday afternoon from a business.
Police interrupted an alleged shoplifter’s barbecue plans after he reportedly walked out of Walmart with a whole chicken, hot links, beef and Bud Light without paying.
A stove and safe were reported stolen in a break-in at a rent house.
Avon products were possibly stolen Tuesday.
Shoes were reportedly stolen from a woman by her brother.
A Lufkin man was arrested early Monday morning after reportedly damaging power lines while attempting to steal a $120,000 piece of heavy machinery. 
A person reported that in January someone caused $1,000 worth of damage to a shower/tub that now leaks.
Three people were arrested at Walmart, accused of attempting to steal $48 in merchandise including lubricant, condoms, three Twix candy bars and two pairs of sunglasses. 
A barbecue grill made out of a beer keg was reported stolen from a back porch. 
A female reported being stabbed by another jealous female Saturday afternoon.
A masked Lufkin man was arrested early Wednesday morning after allegedly breaking into a video store to steal a pornographic magazine.
A man reported having “foul words” written on his windows with window chalk overnight.
Azalea bushes were the target of a theft that occurred Friday evening. The resident said the flowers had just been planted. 
A group of men were reportedly fighting over stolen boots Monday night.