Saturday, June 11, 2016

video - Witnesses Say Man Lassoed Suspected Thief at Eagle Point Walmart

EAGLE POINT, Ore. -- A man on a horse chased down and lassoed a suspected thief at the Eagle Point Walmart, according to witnesses. Police say that a woman was yelling about her bike being stolen and a nearby man unloaded a horse from a trailer, lassoed the man and pulled him back toward the store. They say that the man grabbed onto a tree and wouldn't let go. Eagle Point Police arrived on scene and arrested the man, identified as 22-year-old Victorino Arellano-Sanchez. He was lodged in the Jackson County Jail.

Here is the KDRV-TV report:

And from a more complete article:

Eagle Point rancher Robert Borba was loading dog food and a camping tent into his truck and cattle trailer Friday morning at Walmart when he heard a woman screaming that someone was stealing her bicycle. "I seen this fella trying to get up to speed on a bicycle," said the 28-year-old Borba, who was planning on helping brand cattle in California that afternoon. "I wasn't going to catch him on foot. I just don't run very fast." Borba quickly brought out his horse, Long John, which he'd brought to help him with the cattle, from the back of his trailer. The cowboy and his horse then chased after the alleged thief as the man, struggling with the gears, ditched the bike and attempted to flee on foot. Borba said he grabbed his rope and let it fly, lassoing the man around his legs and causing him to tumble to the ground, dragging him like roped cattle to the end of the parking lot. Borba said the man then grabbed a tree near Carl's Jr. and attempted to break free, but Borba and Long John kept the rope taut. The suspect's look of surprise at being chased by a man on horseback was priceless, Borba said. The man asked him, "Do you have a badge to do this?" Borba said. Borba called 911 and sat with the lassoed suspect for about 15 minutes until Eagle Point police arrived...

No comments: