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).

January 31 
A woman told Lufkin Police that her landlord exposed himself to her in response to seeing a dancing pole in her apartment.

January 24 
Lotion was reported stolen from a store.

January 23 
A knife made from the shell casing of a .50-caliber machine gun cartridge was reported stolen.

January 17 
A 50-year-old man was arrested on a charge of public intoxication Thursday night after being seen taking his clothes off while stumbling around an apartment complex parking lot.

January 16 
An 18-year-old man was arrested after leaving Walmart with a $1.98 bag of Cheetos and a $2.50 jar of cheese dip.

January 14 
A woman who was seen repeatedly walking in and out of a gas station bathroom along with a man early Tuesday morning was arrested on a drug charge. 

January 14 
A 17-year-old woman was arrested after allegedly attempting to walk out of Walmart with items for which she had not paid, including a $15 tube of Trojan lube, an 80-cent bottle of Powerade, $28 worth of shirts, $82 worth of makeup, $79 worth of jeans and a box of $7 trash bags.
January 14 
Clothes were possibly stolen by a person’s two former roommates.

January 8 
A Diboll man on probation for shoplifting was arrested Tuesday hiding in a shoe store bathroom after allegedly walking out of Walmart with stolen beer. 

January 7 
A glass measuring cup was reported stolen Sunday. The complainant told police they knew who took the cup.