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).

October 30
A man reported having his arm grabbed by an unknown man Tuesday night.

October 29 
A 42-year-old woman was arrested on a charge of public intoxication after she was found “exhibiting poor balance” and walking on Weaver Avenue. 

October 27
A headstone was reportedly stolen from a cemetery.

October 25 
A gas station employee reportedly came into the store with friends and made four chef salads without paying late Wednesday night.

October 23
A 35-year-old man was arrested after reportedly attempting to steal two 50-inch TVs from Walmart, along with a Glade air freshener, steel toe boots and a Nintendo Wii controller. 

October 23 
A woman’s diabetic machine and paperwork were reportedly stolen Tuesday.

October 22 
A Lufkin man was arrested Monday morning after allegedly stealing a cordless phone and mouthwash from a Dollar General store. 

October 22 
Someone reportedly walked on the hood of a car Sunday.

October 22 
Someone reportedly threw a cell phone through a window Sunday night.

October 21
Money was reportedly stolen Saturday from a lunch box in the break room of a building.

October 19 
A woman broke several windows following a verbal disturbance at a home.

October 19 
A stand fish cooker was reportedly stolen out of a carport.

October 18 
A game of dominoes reportedly turned violent Thursday evening, resulting in an assault report. The victim complained of an elbow injury.

October 17 
An aerosol can of deer urine was reportedly sprayed in an act of criminal mischief Monday inside a gas station.

October 12 
A group of people reportedly broke the antenna off a car and let the air out of the tires while the owner was in the hospital.

October 9
A man reported that a female friend took $35 from his pants.