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Suspected bike thief in Oregon learns you never mess with a cowboy on a horse

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 EAGLE POINT, Ore. — Never mess with a cowboy on a horse. One suspected bike thief learned this the hard way.

And this didn’t take place in Texas — but rather Oregon.

On Friday morning, a damsel found herself in distress and a man perched on his horse came galloping to her rescue.

This would seem like a scene straight from a Western movie except the incident happened in the parking lot of an Eagle Point shopping center.

Robert Borba, armed with just a rope, put his lassoing skills to use when he heard someone cry out for help.

“A lady yelled out ‘He’s stealing my bike, he’s stealing my bike’,” Borba told CNN. He jumped on his horse that was saddled up in his trailer.

Witnesses snapped photos of the suspect all tied up.

Borba, a professional cowboy, was on his way to California when he stopped in the shopping center to pick up some dog food.

“He jumped on his horse that was at the ready and pulled out his lasso,” said Alyssa Borba, Robert’s wife. “This is what he does [for a living], so he could do it quick.”

The suspect was quickly wrangled and held until police arrived.

“It was truly the Wild, Wild West,” said a spokesperson for Eagle Point police.

Eagle Point police Sgt. Darin May says officers arrived and found a lassoed man and bike on the ground in the parking lot.

Police arrested Victorino Arellano-Sanchez, whom they described as a transient from the Seattle area, on a theft charge.

Arellano-Sanchez is jailed in Jackson County.