Eagle Point’s “Hometown Hero” in spotlight again

Eagle Point, Ore. — An update to a story we first brought you in June about the Eagle Point cowboy who roped a suspected bike thief in a Walmart parking lot. Our story– and the pictures that went with it– quickly went viral. And though it’s been more than three months, we’ve learned, the dust hasn’t settled quite yet.

The picture seen round the world is about to get a few more views, when Robert Borba appears on national television with Steve Harvey.

“Asked us if we’d come on the show, and away we went,” Borba says.

It was he and his wife’s first trip to the Windy City, and it was a memorable one, for more reasons than one. This champion bull-rider, got an amateur lesson in big city swindle.

“One fella was shining my boots,” Borba says, “he goes I’ll charge ya 10 bucks a boot double or nothing if I can guess how many letters are in your last name.”

“He said 12,” Borba continues” and I said ‘no you’re wrong’ and he said ‘no I’m right and I’ll tell you why, I said how many letters are in your last name’ and he spelled our your last name and I went dang so I had to give him his money.”

And while the recognition for his unique citizen’s arrest has been fun, Borba is ready to get back to the simpler things in life.

“I guess just keep working, that’s about it, I don’t know,” Borba says, “if I see somebody stealing a bicycle and I got a horse handy I might run them down but other than that keep on going doing what I do.”

Robert Borba’s episode will air on Steve Harvey Thursday morning on KMVU at 9am.



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