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’s former crime reporter Jessica Cooley here).
A 37-year-old woman allegedly put a knot in her boyfriend’s head by hitting him with her purse after he refused to let her borrow his log truck to drive to store for more alcohol.
A concerned father called the police to report that his teenage son was “disrespectful” to his mother.
A man called to report that a neighbor was using his storage unit for target practice. When the police arrived to check it out, the neighbor had left but bullet holes were found in the building.
Police were called to stop by a home after a woman became angry with her husband for not doing his chores. By the time officers arrived, the wife said she had calmed down and there would be no further issues.
After having a repairman put gravel in her driveway, a 75-year-old woman told police she was asked to pay $7,000 for the repairs. But when she told the repairman she didn’t have that kind of money and have him $700 instead, he allegedly drove her to the bank to withdraw more funds, only to find the bank was closed for the day. Since then, the repairman dropped his price to $2,000, but the woman hasn’t paid any more money.
A woman called the sheriff’s office around 5:30 p.m. to tell police that a woman she knows threw vodka in her face at a nightclub around 2 a.m. that day.
A woman called the Angelina County Sheriff’s office to report that her neighbor printed out pictures from her personal Facebook profile and had them hanging on his wall.
While moving out of her boyfriend’s house, where she had been living, a woman became angered and broke several framed photographs.