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 30 A wooden box was found Thursday morning beneath a home.
A man called Lufkin Police Thursday night and said he was scammed out of $25 by a woman who agreed to have sex with him. The man said he was outside his home gardening around 10:30 p.m. when the woman walked up and said she would have sex with him for $25, according to a police report. They went into his house, and he placed the money on the counter. The woman then left his home with the money “without providing the agreed services,” the report stated.
A man called the sheriff’s office Wednesday afternoon to report that while a family member was cutting hay on his property, a plane flying at treetop level scared his cows. Because of how excited they got, the cows crashed into each other headfirst, the man said. At the time he called, one of the cows was still struggling to get to its feet. The man did not have any identifying information on the plane.
May 21 A woman called the Angelina County Sheriff’s Office to ask for information about removing bats from her garage.