Cowboy Lassos Criminal In Parking Lot! You Can’t Make This Stuff Up

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Cowboy Lassos Criminal In Parking Lot!

Yee Haw Y’all! We’ve got ourselves a good old fashioned round up. Only for one cowboy it wasn’t cattle, it was a criminal.

It was a normal Friday morning. 28 year old Robert Borba parked his truck and horse trailer outside the Wal-Mart in Eagle Point, Oregon.  He went in and purchased some dog food and camping equipment. While loading his items into his truck, an unusual event unfolded.

A woman exiting the store spotted someone trying to steal her bicycle. She began to scream for help. Her cries caught the attention of Borba. So, like any true cowboy, Robert rode to the rescue. Literally.

“I seen this fella trying to get up to speed on a bicycle. I wasn’t going to catch him on foot. I just don’t run very fast,” he explained. That being the case, he did the next best thing.

Robert Borba lassos suspect   photo: Eagle Point Police Dept

Cowboy, Robert Borba, lassos suspect                      photo: Eagle Point Police Dept

Robert tossed open his trailer, grabbed a rope, and jumped atop his horse, Long John. The man attempting to steal the bike took off running. It was to no avail. Borba rode toward the man and lassoed him. The rope caught the would-be thief around the feet. He immediately dropped to the ground.

“I use a rope every day, that’s how I make my living,” Robert told reporters. “If it catches cattle pretty good, it catches a bandit pretty good.”

When officers arrived on the scene, the suspect was trussed up and ready for arrest. According to Sgt. Darin May, it was a first for the department. “We’ve never had anyone lassoed and held until we got there,” he stated.

The identity of the thief was found to be Victorino Arellano-Sanchez. Officers believe he is a transient from the Seattle area.

As for the courageous cowboy, he is being hailed as a local hero. Thanks to him, and all the boxing talk lately, we may soon see a resurgence in the popularity of the saying “rope a dope.”

© 2016 Vianna Vaughan

source: Fox News