The Lufkin Daily News Police Blotter: Ten Highlights from the Last Year
We get a lot of stories here at Hair Balls from the Lufkin Daily News. Unlike so many of its fellow small-town East Texas newspapers, the editors and reporters have both a keen eye for mayhem and a dark, mordant sense of humor about it.
Lots of news gems come from the Lufkin paper.
That last quality comes most to the fore in the police blotter. While virtually all small-town papers have one, the Daily News takes it to another level. It's not quite on the same level as California's fabled Arcata Eye police log, but on good days it comes close, as these top ten highlights from the last 12 months attest.
10. November 8, 2010: A woman splashed tea on a store employee after he would not sell her cigarettes without identification, according to a police report.
9. August 3, 2010: A suspicious man has reportedly been seen numerous times in the last month at Great Oaks Apartment complex. He is described as a "pot-bellied" white man, around 35 years old with "shabby hair," according a police report.
8. June 27, 2011: A man reported to Lufkin Police that over the past few weeks someone has knocked on his door late at night, threw eggs at his house and threw barbecue sauce on his house in the 1000 block of Sayers Street.
(Hair Balls wonders if them aigs was sloppy.)
7. February 1, 2011: A man reported being hit in the groin with an ottoman Monday after a woman kicked it in his direction.
6. April 1, 2011: Crawfish was thrown at a man by his brother as they drove down South John Redditt Drive Thursday, a police report stated. The man said in addition to the crawfish, his brother punched him in the back of the head.