A 28-year-old Oregon man is being heralded as a hero under some unusual circumstances after an incident in a Wal-Mart parking lot on Friday morning.

After hearing a woman shouting about her bicycle being stolen, Robert Borba sprung to action in an attempt to retrieve the stolen property and bring the perp to justice.  Rather than dialling 9-1-1 or tackling the man himself, Borba quickly turned to his trusty steed, Long John.

As the thief was struggling with changing the gears on the bicycle, Borba grabbed a rope, mounted his horse and lassoed the man as he attempted to escape on foot.

“I seen this fella trying to get up to speed on a bicycle,” Borba told the Meaford Mail Tribune. “I wasn’t going to catch him on foot. I just don’t run very fast.”

It was only about 15 minutes until Eagle Point police Sgt. Darin May said officers arrived and found the lassoed man clinging to a tree.

“We’ve never had anyone lassoed and held until we got there,” May said. “That’s a first for me.”

Police arrested Victorino Arellano-Sanchez on theft charges and is currently being held in Jackson County jail.