Rancher on Horseback Lassoes Bike Thief in Walmart Parking Lot

The problem with catching a bike thief is that once they have the bike, they’re quicker than people on foot and more-agile than people in cars.

However, they are not faster or more-agile than people on horseback.

Then again, how many people are on horseback these days?

When a scumbag attempted to steal a bike from an Oregon Walmart parking lot, he likely did not see himself being lassoed by a cowboy on horseback and being tied until the police could arrive.

On Friday morning, a man took a bike from the Walmart bike rack in Eagle Point, Oregon, and took off with it. The owner of the bike attempted to give chase, but could not keep up.

a rancher named Robert Borba was on scene and promptly took his horse out of his trailer, mounted up and chased the thief down. Borba threw a lasso and wrangled the thief and kept him subdued until police arrived.

“When we arrived, there was a large crowd standing around a younger gentleman who was on the ground, the rope around his ankle, hanging on to a tree,” Eagle Point police officer Chris Adams said.

The suspect, Victorino Arellano-Sanchez, was arrested and charged with theft.

“I seen this fella trying to get up to speed on a bicycle,” Borba told a local paper. “I wasn’t going to catch him on foot. I just don’t run very fast.”

“I use a rope every day, that’s how I make my living. If it catches cattle pretty good, it catches a bandit pretty good.”

As an aside: I would pay good money to see Arellano-Sanchez explain to his fellow inmates how he got caught. “Wait, so a cowboy roped you and police got you as you clung to a tree?”

I have encountered countless stories of self-defense with a firearm. I have seen numerous stories with good Samaritans tackling an offender.

I have never heard of someone running-down a thief with a horse and lassoing him.

Forgive the language, but this is perhaps the most badass thing I have ever encountered outside of Hollywood.

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Greg Campbell
Greg Campbell
An unapologetic patriot and conservative, Greg emerged within the blossoming Tea Party Movement as a political analyst dedicated to educating and advocating for the preservation of our constitutional principles and a free-market solution to problems birthed by economic liberalism. From authoring scathing commentaries to conducting interviews with some of the biggest names in politics today including party leaders, activists and conservative media personalities, Greg has worked to counter the left’s media narratives with truthful discussions of the biggest issues affecting Americans today. Greg’s primary area of focus is Second Amendment issues and the advancement of honest discussion concerning the constitutional right that protects all others. He lives in the Northwest with his wife, Heather, and enjoys writing, marksmanship and the outdoors.

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