I bet the crook wasn’t prepared for this! It’s great!
On Friday morning, a rancher jumped on his horse and lassoed a man who was attempting to steal a bicycle in the parking lot of an Oregon Wal-Mart, police said.
Robert Borba was at the Eagle Point store loading dog food and a camping tent into his truck when he heard a woman screaming that someone was trying to steal her bike, the Medford Mail Tribune reports.
This thief was lucky he just got roped. Cowboys know how to shoot too, although not over a bike. Good job on the roping. As Curly would say on the movie city slickers “City Folk.” Maybe it is a warning, in the Old West a horse thief or violent criminals were found hanging from trees.
The 28-year-old said he quickly got his horse, Long John, out of its trailer. He grabbed a rope, rode over to the man who was reportedly struggling with the bike gears and attempting to flee on foot. Borba lassoed the man around the legs and when he dropped, Borba dragged him to one end of the parking lot.
“I seen this fella trying to get up to speed on a bicycle,” Borba told the Tribune. “I wasn’t going to catch him on foot. I just don’t run very fast.”
Borba said the man tried to grab a tree and get away, but he kept the rope tight and the man in place.
“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.”
Eagle Point police Sgt. Darin May said officers arrived and found the lassoed man and bike on the ground in the parking lot.
“We’ve never had anyone lassoed and held until we got there,” May said. “That’s a first for me.”
Police arrested Victorino Arellano-Sanchez, whom they described as a transient from the Seattle area, on a theft charge.
Arellano-Sanchez is jailed in Jackson County. Staff members at the jail say they don’t think he has an attorney.
Bet they laugh at him in prison, when he tells them how he was captured. Today I learned:
“If [a rope] catches cattle pretty good, it catches a bandit pretty good.”— Robert Borda, cattle rancher
America needs more citizens like Mr. Borda! Remember those days? Americans standing up for each other and not backing down because of some pansy excuse?
America needs to go back to this. Our government is fighting us tooth and nail. We’re good people being tormented by a radical treasonous tyrannical few. Wake up America. Shut down the borders, regroup, bring back our Constitution and let’s move forward before we are bombed to the stone age.
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