LUFKIN, Texas (AP) - It's an open case - someone has been
stealing manhole covers in Lufkin.
Police say at least nine manhole covers have been swiped this
Lt. David Young says that's about as many manhole covers that
the city loses in an entire year.
Investigators aren't sure why anyone would steal a Lufkin
manhole cover, especially since the name of the East Texas city is
worked right into the metal.
Police are concerned somebody could get hurt, like a pedestrian
or a bicyclist, coming upon an unexpected opening in a road.
Authorities believe the thieves might be trying to sell the
150-pound manhole covers for scrap metal.
Lufkin is 115 miles northeast of Houston.
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