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Oregon cowboy lassoes attempted bike thief
Key Excerpts from Article on Website of CBS News

CBS News, September 30, 2016
Posted: February 6th, 2017

Twenty-eight-year-old Robert Borba is one of the last of a kind; A real, honest-to-goodness, cow roping cowboy. Robert works at a ranch outside Eagle Point, Oregon. But he recently gained notoriety ... because of what he did among the cart corrals of a Walmart parking lot. This past June, Robert says he moseyed over to the Walmart for some dog food, and on the way out he heard a woman screaming. Stop him! Stop him! He stole my bike! He stole my bike! And I kind of look around and all of a sudden this guy goes whizzing by me on a bicycle, Robert said. As security cameras show, there was no way to catch him on foot. So the cowboy did what cowboys do. He saddled up to save the day, armed with little more than a lasso. A couple swings and then I threw it at him, just like I would a steer, Robert said. Robert called 911 himself, describing to the incredulous operator how he was able to detain the suspect. We got a guy who just stole a bike here at Walmart. I got him roped and tied to a tree, he said on the call. What!? the operator said. I got him roped from a horse and hes tied to a tree. The cavalry arrived moments later, led by Eagle Point police officer Chris Adams. I looked up and from the horse there was a rope connected to the ankle of a gentleman on the ground holding onto a tree, Adams said. John Wayne couldnt have it done better. Id take him by my side any day, Adams said. I told the cop, I said, Man, you guys ought to pick up a rope and throw that gun away, Robert said.

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