Posted Jun 10, 2016 at 1:26 PM
Updated Jun 11, 2016 at 2:24 PM
Eagle Point rancher Robert Borba was loading dog food and a camping tent into his truck and cattle trailer Friday morning at Walmart when he heard a woman screaming that someone was stealing her bicycle.
“I seen this fella trying to get up to speed on a bicycle,” said the 28-year-old Borba, who was planning on helping brand cattle in California that afternoon. “I wasn’t going to catch him on foot. I just don’t run very fast.”
Borba quickly brought out his horse, Long John, which he’d brought to help him with the cattle, from the back of his trailer.
The cowboy and his horse then chased after the alleged thief as the man, struggling with the gears, ditched the bike and attempted to flee on foot.
Borba said he grabbed his rope and let it fly, lassoing the man around his legs and causing him to tumble to the ground, dragging him like roped cattle to the end of the parking lot. Borba said the man then grabbed a tree near Carl’s Jr. and attempted to break free, but Borba and Long John kept the rope taut.
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