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Bike Thief "lassoed" by "Cowboy" in Southern Oregon

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by pdempsey1097, Jun 10, 2016.

  1. pdempsey1097

    pdempsey1097 West of McMinnville Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  2. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    Yes!!
     
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  3. v0lcom13sn0w

    v0lcom13sn0w Keizer, or Well-Known Member

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    'Merica!
     
  4. NWGlockgal

    NWGlockgal Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I love this:

     
  5. AirResq

    AirResq Renton Active Member

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    Hilarious! Reminds me of that old tv series McCloud.
     
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  6. Saigashooter

    Saigashooter Or coast Member

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    If I lived in that area I would buy the cowboy a beer or cup coffee !
     
  7. jim97701

    jim97701 Bend Well-Known Member

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    Read the comments OMG!
    Good job Cowboy:s0026:
     
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  8. AndyinEverson

    AndyinEverson Everson, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    I think I'll market a extra long black rope.
    It will be my "Tactical Battle Cowperson Commando Assault Rope."
    The extra length makes it "high capacity."
    You can tie a knife or bayonet to it , so it has a bayonet lug of sorts ...
    One end will have a pistol grip handle.
    If you throw it really fast it is semi auto , if you hook it up to a winch it becomes full auto.
    Custom camouflage colors by special order.
    Andy
     
  9. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    And at walmart no less. They should start selling lassos
     
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  10. 2A2Dend

    2A2Dend .. Well-Known Member

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    I see a cowboy in a walmart advertisement. Lasso the savings!!
     
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  11. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    Cowboy On Horseback Lassoes Would-Be Bike Bandit In Oregon Walmart Parking Lot…

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    Head em up, move em out…
    Via The Guardian:
    An attempted bicycle theft in a Walmart parking lot was foiled by a cattle rancher on horseback, who chased the thief down and lassoed him until the local police in southern Oregon could arrive.
    The bicycle was stolen from a bike rack outside a Walmart in Eagle Point, a town about 170 miles south of Eugene, Oregon, at around 10amon Friday morning. The woman who owned the bike and several others gave chase on foot but were unable to catch him.
    Then a rancher named Robert Borba brought his horse out of its trailer, mounted up and chased the thief down, according to Chris Adams, an officer with the Eagle Point police who responded to the 911 call about the theft.
    “When we arrived, there was a large crowd standing around a younger gentleman who was on the ground, the rope around his ankle, hanging on to a tree,” Adams said. Victorino Arellano-Sanchez was arrested and charged with theft, the police said.
    “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.” He added: “I use a rope every day, that’s how I make my living. If it catches cattle pretty good, it catches a bandit pretty good.”
    Not a lot is known about Borba because he is new in town, Adams said, but “it appears he will be a good fit. Eagle Point is a small city, and people watch out for each other. That’s exactly what he did.”
    David Stepp said that he had been sitting in his car nearby when he saw the cowboy trotting across the parking lot on his horse after the thief, who was trying to escape on the stolen bicycle.
    When the thief dismounted and tried to flee on foot, Stepp watched as the cowboy lassoed him by the ankle. The thief then grabbed a tree and held on to it until the police arrived. “Best day of my life,” Stepp said.
    Keep reading…
     
  12. evltwn

    evltwn Gold Hill Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I'm proud to live in an area with folks like this.
     
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  13. AirResq

    AirResq Renton Active Member

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    evltwn: "I'm proud to live in an area with folks like this."

    I would be too. I get down that way every so often (job), and I've met quite a few darn good people. Beautiful country (when you get away from the I-5).
     
  14. NWGlockgal

    NWGlockgal Oregon Well-Known Member

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    "There ya go".

    I loved that series.
     
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  15. The Courier

    The Courier Newberg, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Stories like this remind me why I will never leave Oregon. I would like to know what went through the thiefs mind when he heard the horse approaching from behind...