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Man on Horse Delivers Vigilante Justice, Lassoes Bike Thief

A man pulled his horse out of his trailer and chased down the thief

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    Cowboy Lassoes Bike Thief in Wal-Mart Parking Lot

    Most days Robert Borba is roping cattle and kids, not criminals, but his usual routine took an unlikely turn last week when he went to pick up some dog food at the Walmart in Eagle Point, Oregon. "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 said. (Published Monday, June 13, 2016)

    A bike thief got a taste of vigilante justice in a Southern Oregon town Friday morning. 

    The thief was lassoed by a man on horseback in the Wal-Mart parking lot in Eagle Point, Oregon. 

    A woman who walked out of the store saw someone take off with her bike and started yelling out for help, according to NBC station KOBI TV

    A man heard the commotion, jumped into action, and pulled his horse out of his trailer. He chased down the suspect, lassoed him and held him until police arrived. 

    The suspect was arrested and the bike was returned to its owner, according to the Eagle Point Police Department’s Facebook page.