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Cowboy lassoes would-be bike thief in Walmart parking lot

Cowboy lassoes would-be bike thief in Walmart parking lot
Cowboy Robert Borba gave chase and lassoed a bike thief at Walmart, then tied him to a tree.

Getting your bicycle stolen is just terrible. A lot of times it happens when you're away and even after you've locked it up right. Thieves are brazen and gone in seconds, leaving you without your bike and totally disheartened.

Imagine, though, that you've ridden to Walmart to do a little shopping and emerge to see a thief jumping onto your bike and starting to ride away. You cry out, "Stop him! Stop him! He stole my bike! He stole my bike!" Suddenly a horseback hero gallops into action and tosses his lasso to stop the bad guy and save the day.

It's not a work of fiction, it's the real-life tale of 28-year-old rancher Robert Borba, the crusading cowboy who, with a “couple swings” of his trusty lasso, apprehended the perpetrator and tied him up to a tree, “just like I would a steer.”

Check out the full story below from CBS Evening News' "On The Road" with Steve Hartman.



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Anthony d morrowAuthor: Anthony Morrow
Anthony has over 20 years of digital and traditional marketing success in a breadth of industries, but admits all that hard work has always been just a means to support his cycling habit. An avid road cyclist since “forever”, Anthony began competing in college and continued right along, racing a few years in the U.S. at the pro level. Learn more:

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