A criminal trespass warning was issued at the Lufkin Mall Saturday afternoon after five men turned sections of Santa’s white picket fence into “knock out sticks.”
According to Lufkin Police Cpl. Trent Sobolewski the men were using anything they could get their hands on to attack each other, possibly for the “knockout” game. Sobolewski explained that in the “knockout game” the idea is to “sucker punch” someone — “run up behind them and knock them out” — while another person records it with their cell phone.
The incident happened around 2 p.m. Saturday at the Sears end of the mall and resulted in multiple calls to 911 from concerned holiday shoppers.
Because no one was seriously injured, it resulted in nothing more than a criminal trespass warning, Sobolewski said.
A person believes their relative stole from them while pet-sitting last week in the 600 block of North First Street.
Edward Guy, 20, was arrested on a charge of public intoxication following a large fight around 5 a.m. Saturday in the 600 block of West Frank Avenue.
Wilburn Lackland, 51, was arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated after striking a Lufkin Police patrol vehicle leaving a parking lot around 3 a.m. Saturday in the 600 block of West Frank Avenue.
A 48-inch TV was reportedly stolen from its owner by an unknown person who walked into their home and attempted to assault them around 5:30 a.m. Saturday in the 3000 block of Paul Avenue.
A VCR, DVD player, computer and a 42-inch flat screen TV were reported stolen from a home broken into Friday morning in the 300 block of Lee Lane.
Harassment was reported this week in the 2800 block of Daniel McCall Drive.
A man reported being assaulted by a man he did not know at Walmart Friday in the 2500 block of Daniel McCall Drive.
Money was stolen from a person Friday evening at the Lufkin Mall.
The Lufkin Police Department made six other arrests late Friday and early Saturday. Arrests and charge included: Kaitlyn Clark, 21, warrants; Daniel Holeman, 21, warrants; Davante Anthony, 21, failure to identify and possession of drug paraphernalia; Alejandro Garcia, 22, two warrants; Michael E. Powell, 23, theft; and Felicia Reagan, 39, six traffic warrants.
The Angelina County Sheriff’s Office arrested David Broaddus, 45, on a charge of possession of a controlled substance and two traffic warrants Saturday.
The Angelina County Jail housed 233 inmates as of 9 p.m. Saturday.