Idiot Thief Gets Old-Fashioned Justice From Cowboy On A Horse

Idiot Thief Gets Old-Fashioned Justice From Cowboy On A Horse

A thief in Oregon decided to take off on someone’s bicycle. Much to his surprise, a cowboy on a horse chased him across the Walmart parking lot and lassoed him… taking him down, nice and proper, just like you’d hogtie a calf. It’s small wonder they nicknamed the cowboy, ‘The Lone Ranger’. It would not surprise me if they make another movie like The Cowboy Way and star this guy in it. He brought some of the wild west back to Oregon yesterday and I’m sure people cheered. I know the police did. Victorino Arellano-Sanchez, 23, found out the hard way what getting roped feels like.


From the Daily Mail:

A bike thief in Eagle Point, Oregon got some old-fashioned frontier justice Friday when a passing cowboy chased him on horseback across a Wal-Mart car park and brought him down with a lasso.

In a scene that could have come out of a Roy Rogers movie – or more likely Blazing Saddles – Victorino Arellano-Sanchez, 23, found himself pursued by Robert Borba, 28, who was nicknamed ‘The Lone Ranger’ by spectators.

‘I mean, who gets on their horse at Wal-Mart and chases after somebody and lassoes him other than the Lone Ranger?’ witness Rob Roque asked KTVL.

The cowboy’s actual name is Robert Borba. He’s 28 and his horse’s name is Long John. Borba is a former rodeo star and now works as a rancher. The thief tried to steal the BMX bike from a woman. Borba heard the woman screaming as he was putting dog food and a tent in his truck. As the thief bungled the gears on the bike, our cowboy saddled his horse and took chase as the guy fled on foot. He roped the moron and tied his legs and feet. The thief screamed at him, ‘Do you have a badge to do this?’ In response, The Lone Ranger dragged his ass across the parking lot. At one point he grabbed a tree and tried to use it to pull himself free, but Borba kept the rope taut while cops arrived. ‘I use a rope every day, that’s how I make my living,’ he later told the Mail Tribune. ‘If it catches cattle pretty good, it catches a bandit pretty good.’ Eagle Point sergeant Darin May said Arellano-Sanchez was a transient from the Seattle area. He was arrested on a misdemeanor theft charge and placed on $3,000 bail. ‘We’ve never had anyone lassoed and held until we got there,’ he added. ‘That’s a first for me.’ After the arrest, Borba – still on Long John – asked officer Chris Adams of Eagle Point Police: ‘Can I have my rope back? I’ve gotta go.’ Then our hero rode into the sunset. Heh.




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