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Oregon man on horse lassoes would-be bicycle thief

EAGLE POINT, Ore. - A bike thief was lassoed by a bystander on a horse, catching him in the act, reports CBS Affiliate KTVL in Oregon.

A Hispanic male adult, now identified as Victorino Arellano-Sanchez, 23 attempted to steal a mountain bicycle outside of a local Walmart store when people in the parking lot began shouting and calling attention to the theft.

Witnesses referred to the hero as the "Lone Ranger." His name is Robert Borba.

"I mean, who gets on their horse at Walmart and chases after somebody and lassoes him other than the Lone Ranger," Rob Roque said.

Borba chased after the thief on horse, who was fleeing, and lassoed the suspect, holding him down until local police arrived.

Sanchez was arrested and is currently in Jackson County Jail.

Officer Chris Adams of Eagle Point Police said that after the arrest, Borba on the horse said, "Can I have my rope back? I've gotta go."

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