Oregon Cowboy Lassoes Bike Thief, Yippy Ki Yay!

Oregon rancher Robert Borba saw a “urban youth” steal a ladies bike. The woman and several others gave chase, but were unable to catch the thief so rancher Borba unloaded his horse, chased the thief down, lassoed him and held him for the Police….Good work, sir!

Thief Lassoed, Photo: theguardian.com
Thief Lassoed, Photo: theguardian.com

” Not a lot is known about Borba because he is new in town, Adams said, but “it appears he will be a good fit. Eagle Point is a small city, and people watch out for each other. That’s exactly what he did.”

David Stepp said that he had been sitting in his car nearby when he saw the cowboy trotting across the parking lot on his horse after the thief, who was trying to escape on the stolen bicycle.

When the thief dismounted and tried to flee on foot, Stepp watched as the cowboy lassoed him by the ankle. The thief then grabbed a tree and held on to it until the police arrived. “Best day of my life,” Stepp said.

“I was laughing too hard to intervene,” he said. “I’ve seen it all, but I’ve never seen anything like that in my entire life.”

Stepp said he would love to buy the cowboy a beer. “This guy should be our next president.”

“The guy was just hanging back like ‘you ain’t gonna steal no bike in front of me’,” Stepp said about Borba. The owner of the bike was “just happy to have her bike back”, he added.”

via: http://www.theguardian.com

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