Leaping into quick action, this rancher used his skills to save a woman from a robber in front of a store.
Both the cowboy, Robert Borba, and his trusty horse, Long John, had no idea what was going to happen when they took a trip to the local grocery store to pick up some food for the farm’s pups.
After visiting the store, Borba was loading up his purchases in the back of his pickup when he began hearing screams from a woman across the parking lot from him.
“A lady yelled out ‘He’s stealing my bike, he’s stealing my bike’,” Borba tells CNN in a video interview.
Lightning-quick, Borba decided he wasn’t going to let him get away and hastily unloaded Long John from the trailer, hopped on him, and took off after the thief.
With rope in hand, Borba did what came natural to him: lassoed him around the legs!
“I seen this fella trying to get up to speed on a bicycle,” Borba told the Medford Mail Tribune. “I wasn’t going to catch him on foot. I just don’t run very fast.”
The 28-year-old rancher says that his daily use of a lasso contributed to his quick-handed capture of the suspect.
“If it catches cattle pretty good, it catches a bandit pretty good,” Borba said.
The suspect, Victorino Arellano-Sanchez was arrested by local authorities after being held for a time by Borba and his lasso.
What an amazing feat of heroism!
Watch this rancher’s full interview in the video below!