VIDEO: Carjacker Tries Running From Cops Through Group Of Cowboys

“I'm like, 'oh shoot we need to go catch the son of a buck!’” cowboy Caden Cox said.

Las Vegas, NV – An alleged carjacker was tackled to the ground by a group of cowboys during a pursuit in Las Vegas on Wednesday (video below).

The incident began near Sam’s Town hotel and casino at approximately 1:35 p.m., when Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) officers spotted a vehicle that had been reported as stolen, KTNV reported.

When the officers attempted to stop the car, the driver floored the accelerator and tried to make an escape.

Someone inside the vehicle tossed a gun out of the window before the driver ended up crashing into a truck pulling a stock trailer near Horseman’s Park, where a team roping competition was taking place.

Caden Cox, a cowboy who also happens to be a professional cattle roper, said he realized it was more than a traffic collision when about 18 patrol vehicles sped towards the scene and a helicopter swooped in right above them.

“So, I’m thinking [the suspects] must be doing something wrong,” Cox told KTNV.

One of the occupants inside the crashed stolen vehicle then bailed out, jumped over a fence, and took off running across the fairgrounds.

“I'm like, 'oh shoot we need to go catch the son of a buck!’” Cox said.

Cox and approximately 60 other cowboys – some of whom were riding horses – chased after the suspect, threatening to lasso him if he didn’t stop.

As the cowboys circled around him, the carjacker ultimately dropped to his knees and raised his hands, KTNV reported.

“Right when I was kinda thinking about trying to rope him...this gentleman got him pretty good,” Cox said.

Cell phone footage showed the good Samaritans as they pinned the suspect to the ground so police could place him under arrest.

A line of riders on horses with ropes in their hands remained at the ready in case the carjacker tried to take off again.

“He’s at the wrong place!” one onlooker yelled, as other men cheered and hollered. “I shoulda roped that son of a b---h.”

In addition to the man the cowboys apprehended, two other suspects who fled from the vehicle were also arrested, KTNV reported.

None of the cowboys or their horses were hurt during the takedown.

Cox said that he and his fellow cowboys were happy they were able to offer the police a hand.

"The best part of the whole deal was one when the [police] helicopter flew over us and said 'good job ropers!' or something like that,” he told KTNV. “Oh, that just made our day!”

You can watch cell phone footage of the cowboy arrest in the video below:

Comments (31)
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whatalways3parts1
whatalways3parts1

YAY! Cowboys help with round-up.

flybynight
flybynight

Looks like another Caribbean wearing bracelets. 🙄

saltee1323
saltee1323

See the difference between civilized people. No one here shouting at the cops. No wild screaming girl in the background. No angry crowd screaming to "get off him he ain't done nothing." Just a bunch of cowboys laughing and cheering the officers. Yet the media would portray the angry screaming crowds as concerned citizens and these cowboys as racists.

tuggingalong
tuggingalong

That’s cool

Det_John_Kimble
Det_John_Kimble

How awesome would that have been had they lassoed the perp?

elrayoex
elrayoex

Cowboys 1, thug 0

dcoskrey
dcoskrey

He was expecting bystanders to do nothing as usual, but … surprise!

71-13
71-13

True American Patriots.

reverett456117502
reverett456117502

That is FANTASTIC!!!!!! I hope we start seeing more and more of this because the police cannot do it all alone. Way to go Cowboys!!!!!!!

bryantrent
bryantrent

Way to go

pixiepup
pixiepup

That was great cowboys!

Stanracer
Stanracer

Great work, cowboys, catching one of the usual suspects! Way to go!!!👍

ProGODProUSA
ProGODProUSA

This makes me think of the old TV show "McCloud"!

Bobholly79
Bobholly79

Great job guys!!

Just-My-Thoughts.
Just-My-Thoughts.

It would have been soooooooo great to have seen them rope and tie him up like a steer, then raise his hands for "end of time". hahahaha.

LordSeamus
LordSeamus

This just did make my day !

Mrs10
Mrs10

In the upcoming New Civil War, it'll be these good guys with horses, it'll be the military, it'll be the cops. It'll be every decent American.

We'll all band together if nothing else but to save our 1A Rights using our 2A Rights and because we share a common respect for Life as an inalienable Right granted by Our Creator. Because we no longer can stand by while our government allows the killing of innocence without Justice.

We'll come together as law-respecting and law-abiding people.

And we'll have all the guns 😁

And America will once again be "One Nation Under God".

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

60 cowboys chasing him? I bet he was glad when the cops finally saved him.

GrumpyVet
GrumpyVet

"How the west was won". Too bad we can't go back to those days.

HonorYourHeroes
HonorYourHeroes

Lasso that carjacking son of a bitch.

beyondpissedoff
beyondpissedoff

There's only one way this could have had a happier ending.