Cowboy captures bike thief at Walmart with lasso

EAGLE POINT, Ore. (CNN) A man from Oregon is being called the Lone Ranger and the John Wayne of southern Oregon.

Robert Borba went after a suspected bike thief and lassoed the guy.

Most days Robert Borba is roping cattle and kids...not criminals. “I’m just a cowboy,” he said.

But his usual routine took an unlikely turn when he went to pick up some dog food at the local Walmart. “I hear a lady yelling, ‘Stop him, he stole my bike!”

The champion bull rider could tell the man was getting away, so he got some equine backup. “I grabbed old Grey from the trailer and went for him.”

Rob Roque was landscaping nearby when it happened. “He did it so well, I thought man he must be in a rodeo or something. It was perfect.”
Borba said, I just roped him and the rope went down around his feet and i just rode off like I would if I’d roped a cow or something by myself.”

Borba held the man until eagle point police arrived, and then headed back to the farm to tend to his horses. He says he was just doing the right thing. “Poor gals bike that, I don’t know, could have been her only transportation. Stealing ain't right, so I figured, get him stopped.”