COW­BOY LASSOES BIKE THIEF AT WAL­MART

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An Ore­gon rancher found a unique way to catch a thief — he las­soed the varmint! When Robert Borba spied a man steal­ing a bi­cy­cle in a Wal­mart park­ing lot on June 10, he sad­dled right up. (Robert had his horse with him in a trailer.) “I wasn’t go­ing to catch him on foot,” ex­plains Robert. Be­fore you could say “gid­dyap,” Robert and his horse caught up with the bike ban­dit. Robert then ex­pertly las­soed him, and dragged him like a roped calf to the end of the park­ing lot. “Do you have a badge to do this?” the per­plexed thief asked Robert as they waited for the po­lice — who were just as sur­prised. “We’ve never had any­one las­soed and held un­til we got there,” mar­veled Ea­gle Point Sgt. Darin May. “That’s a first!” But it was all in a day’s work for the 28-year-old. “I use a rope ev­ery day,” shrugged Robert. “It catches a ban­dit pretty good.”

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