Lufkin job-seeker says carnies attacked him during drug deal

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A man claims five VFW Carnival workers attacked him on a drug deal gone bad. However, that will not stop him from his desire to be co-workers with them.

According to a Lufkin Police report, the man said he was paid by the workers for drugs. He left the carnival site, located in the 1800 block of Ford Chapel Road, and got the drugs and when he returned to give the drugs to them, he was attacked after the workers claimed he stole their money, he said.

The complainant reported the crime at 1 a.m. Wednesday at the police department. The report states officers were able to identify two of the five suspects and advised the man to stay away from the carnival. However, the man said he planned to return the following day to seek employment at the carnival.

A representative of the VFW clarified the workers do not work for the VFW, but with the Pride of America Show, the carnival company hired by the VFW each year.

Police continue to investigate the crime.

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