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Oregon pulls a Texas when rancher whips out lasso to stop a robbery

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Robert Borba lassos a suspected bike thief. (Rob Roque/ US Lawns) Anderson LeBlanc Upland Attorney

Oregon pulls a Texas when rancher whips out lasso to stop a robbery

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Story By Claire Ballor | The Dallas Morning News

Robert Borba was picking up some dog food from an Oregon Wal-Mart on Friday when he heard a woman yell that her bike was being stolen.

The 28-year-old champion bull rider grabbed his horse, Long John, from his trailer and jumped into action, reports NBC News.

As the would-be thief struggled with the bike’s gears, Borba pulled a move straight out of Texas to stop him and lassoed the man around the ankle.

“I roped him and the rope went down around his feet, and I just rode off like I would if I roped a cow or something,” said Borba.

The suspect, Victorino Arellano-Sanchez, grabbed hold of a tree in the parking lot and didn’t let go until police arrived, but Borba’s lasso prevented Sanchez from going too far.

Bystander Rob Roque snapped a picture of the take-down in the parking lot.

“He did it so well, I thought, man, he must be in a rodeo or something. It was perfect,” Roque said.

Sanchez was arrested and charged with theft, according to the Eagle Point Police Department.

But believe it or not, that wasn’t the only lasso round-up that made headlines this week.

A Texas game warden was driving down a San Antonio road Thursday morning when he came across a 12-foot alligator trying to cross the road.

The Wilson County News reports that Wilson County Deputy Nathan Drzymala acted fast and lassoed the animal to drag it out of the road where it was blocking traffic.

The gator had to be put down because of public safety concerns, said Game Warden David Nieto.

Read the original post at The Dallas Morning News

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