A quick-thinking Oregon rancher saved the day on Friday when he stopped an alleged bike thief by jumping on his horse and lassoing the man with a rope.
Robert Borba was loading his truck in a Walmart parking lot in Eagle Point, Oregon, when he heard a woman yell that her bike was being stolen, according to the Associated Press.
The 28-year-old was able to get his horse Long John out of his trailer, and ride down to the man who attempting to run from the scene after ditching the bike. The man was reportedly having trouble operating the bike’s gears and decided running was a better option.
“I seen this fella trying to get up to speed on a bicycle,” Borba told the Medford Mail Tribune. “I wasn’t going to catch him on foot. I just don’t run very fast.”
After lassoing the man, Borba dragged the man to one side of the parking lot and waited for police to arrive. Borba says that the man attempted to grab a tree and get away, but his lassoing skills were up to snuff.
“I use a rope every day, that’s how I make my living,” Borba said. “If it catches cattle pretty good, it catches a bandit pretty good.”
When the cops arrived they arrested Victorino Arellano-Sanchez for theft.
“It’s not every day you rope somebody that did something bad,” Borba told the Tribune.