Man on horse­back las­sos al­leged bi­cy­cle thief

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An Ore­gon rancher be­came a white knight last Fri­day when he used his horse and lasso to valiantly come to the res­cue of a woman and her bike in a Wal­mart park­ing lot.

Robert Borba was load­ing his cat­tle trailer with dog food and a camp­ing tent when he heard a woman scream­ing that some­one was steal­ing her bi­cy­cle, the Med­ford Mail Tri­bune re­ported.

”I seen this fella try­ing to get up to speed on a bi­cy­cle,” Borba said. “I wasn’t go­ing to catch him on foot. I just don’t run very fast.”

So in­stead, the 28-yearold rancher hopped on his horse, Long John, and chased af­ter the man.

Vic­torino Arel­lanoSanchez, 23, strug­gled with the gears and even­tu­ally gave up on the bike, in­stead try­ing to flee on foot.

Borba caught up with the bike ban­dit and tossed his lasso around the man’s legs, drag­ging him to the ground in the park­ing lot.

Even af­ter try­ing to break free by pulling against a tree near the Carl’s Jr., Borba said he and Long John were able to keep him se­cure.

“Do you have a badge to do this?” Borba said that Arel­lano-Sanchez asked him, ac­cord­ing to the Mail Tri­bune.

Ea­gle Point po­lice ar­rived 15 min­utes later.

“We’ve never had any­one las­soed and held un­til we got there,” Sgt. Darin May said. “That’s a first for me.”

Arel­lano-Sanchez was ar­rested and charged with mis­de­meanor theft.

“It was truly the Wild, Wild West,” a spokesper­son for Ea­gle Point po­lice told CNN.

Borba said that he grew up com­pet­ing in rodeos, but now works as a ranch hand and a rancher.

“I use a rope ev­ery day, that’s how I make my liv­ing,” Borba told the Mail Tri­bune.

“If it catches cat­tle pretty good, it catches a ban­dit pretty good.” Culled from ny­dai­lynews. com

Robert Borba las­sos the sus­pected bike thief.

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