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).

November 30
A person believes their relative stole from them while pet-sitting last week.

November 28 
A suspect attempted to sell a stolen shopping cart.  

November 27 
A person in a doctor’s office reportedly pushed a doctor up against a wall. 

November 26 
A 24-year-old patient in the ER reportedly stole medication from a crash cart. 

November 19 
A 44-year-old Alvin woman was arrested Sunday evening at Lufkin’s Walmart store after attempting to pass off an old receipt as being for the $1,040 worth of merchandise she had in her buggy, items that included Furbys, Barbies, candy, beer, shrimp, ribeyes, and clothing. The receipt she reportedly waved at store employees as she attempted to make her exit was from the Alvin store. 

November 18 
A woman reportedly stole a set of children’s hangers Saturday. 

November 8 
A 44-year-old man was arrested Thursday afternoon following two separate theft incidents — one in which he allegedly pawned two stolen lawn mowers and another in which he allegedly attempted to hide beer in his pockets and leave a store without paying.  

November 7 
An Orange man who made a statement to a passerby about “putting a baby in a dryer” was arrested on a charge of public intoxication for suspected methamphetamine use. A responding officer found no evidence of a child in danger or injured.  

November 5 
A man who reported his dog stolen Saturday notified police that he found his dog across the street two days later.  

November 2 
A Crockett man was arrested on charges of littering and theft Friday night after he tore up a criminal trespass warning that police had just issued to him and threw it on the ground.