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Cowboy jumps on horse, lassos suspected bike thief

"He jumped on his horse that was at the ready and pulled out his lasso," said Alyssa Borba, Robert’s wife. "This is what he does [for a living], so he could do it quick."

Never mess with a cowboy. One suspected bike thief in the U.S. learned this the hard way.

A woman found herself in distress in the parking lot of a shopping centre in the U.S. State of Oregon and she cried out for help.

The cowboy, Robert Borba, perched on his horse came galloping to her rescue, similar to a scene straight from a Western movie.

Mr. Borba, armed with just a rope, put his lassoing skills to use when he heard the woman cry out for help.

“A lady yelled out ‘He’s stealing my bike, he’s stealing my bike’,” Mr. Borba told CNN. He jumped on his horse that was saddled up in his trailer.

When the suspected thief saw Mr. Borba was on his trail he jumped off the bike and started running, according to Eagle Point police.

Mr. Borba was able to successfully rope the man by the ankles. A photo taken by a bystander showed the roped man on the ground, holding onto a tree.

Witnesses snapped photos of the suspect all tied up.

“He jumped on his horse that was at the ready and pulled out his lasso,” said Alyssa Borba, Robert’s wife. “This is what he does [for a living], so he could do it quick.”

Mr. Borba, a professional cowboy, was on his way to California when he stopped in the shopping center to pick up some dog food.

The suspect was kept tied up until police arrived.

“It was truly the Wild, Wild West,” said a spokesperson for Eagle Point police.

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