Rancher lassos bike thief outside Oregon Wal-Mart

SpokesmanReview: EAGLE POINT, Ore. – A rancher jumped on his horse Friday morning and lassoed a man who allegedly was trying 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 reported.

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.”  MORE

17 Comments on Rancher lassos bike thief outside Oregon Wal-Mart

  1. The linked newspaper calls the thief a “transient” instead of an illegal alien. I thought these illegals do only law-abiding good things. Must be a misunderstanding.

  2. Give the guy work at the ranch shoveling horse crap and let him sleep in one of the stalls-may be better than what he’s got now.

  3. The Walmart must have security cameras. I would LOVE to see the video. Comedy. Gold. Seriously, they could sell that footage as a pay-per-view event.

  4. “Borba lassoed the man around the legs and when he dropped, Borba dragged him to one end of the parking lot.”

    I hope it was a long lot.

  5. @Willygoatsgruff, I love how the horse yawns during the interview! “Big deal! We do this all the time!”. Lol!

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