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).

April 29 
A gas meter reader reported being threatened by a homeowner while trying to read a meter Monday. 

April 25
An elderly man reportedly broke a bus mirror with his cane and cussed a bus driver Thursday afternoon after the driver told him he would have to wait for another bus outside a Lufkin Mall bus stop. 

April 24 
A resident returned home to discover the apartment had been burglarized. Several items, including a refrigerator, were apparently taken. 

April 21 
Lufkin Police arrested a 31-year-old woman on a theft charge Saturday after she was observed stealing two one-fourth-inch socket heads and a pair of shorts. 

April 17 
A Christmas tree, silver saddle, and three lawn chairs were reported stolen from a barn entered Wednesday afternoon.

April 17 
Someone called the Angelina County Sheriff’s Office Wednesday morning to report there were dogs in and around their goat pen.

April 16 
A camera, computer, laptop, Kindle Fire, and jewelry, including a men’s wedding band inscribed with “Kevin you are the love of my life,” were reported stolen in a break-in.

April 15 
An ex-boyfriend reportedly threw a small tree limb through the window of a home.

April 11 
A verbal fight between friends ended in an assault early Friday morning. A Lufkin Police report listed a “six iron with blood on it” as being taken into evidence. 

April 8 
A mother called the Angelina County Sheriff’s Office requesting her adult son be evicted from their home after he reportedly called her a “Yankee” during an argument Monday afternoon.

April 5
A kitchen sink was reported stolen in a home break-in.