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).

September 30 
A man reported Saturday that some children threw pieces of asphalt into his freshly cleaned pool.

September 30
About $200 in quarters, a debit card and a clutch wallet were reported stolen Friday night from a car.

September 27 
A woman who lives in the 1300 block of Live Oak Lane reported that she paid a man money to cut a tree for her but he never did the job.

September 25 
A door was found ajar Tuesday.

September 24
A man reported that someone stole a lighthouse Monday from his front yard.

September 19 
A woman reported buying flowers online for a funeral that were never delivered. When she tried contacting the company about it, she was given the “run-a-round.” 

September 17 
A black and brown BB gun was reportedly found in the bed of a man’s truck Sunday morning.
September 14 
Someone reported Saturday that a family member stole perfume from a house.

September 13 
A 19-year-old man was arrested around 3:30 a.m. after sneaking into a bedroom on Sayers Street.

September 12 
A Pooh Bear piggy bank containing $100 was among items reported stolen from a home broken into Wednesday.

September 6 
A man told Lufkin Police that he believes someone stole his glasses, bicycle and hunting knife after he passed out Thursday night in the 1100 block of North Timberland Drive. 

September 6 
A motorized tricycle was reported stolen Tuesday outside Kurth Memorial Library.

September 4 
A 45-year-old man was arrested Tuesday after he allegedly entered his mother’s home without consent and ate her food.

September 3 
Lufkin Police arrested a 51-year-old man at a store after he reportedly took a $10 steak out of the package and tried to hide it in his pants pocket.