A group of cowboys helped police corral a carjacking suspect Wednesday afternoon in east Las Vegas, and it was all captured on video.
Cowboy Cayden Cox of Arroyo Grande, California, said he was participating in a team roping competition at The Horseman’s Park, 5800 E. Flamingo Road, when he noticed a Las Vegas police helicopter flying in the sky. Then, as he sat on his horse preparing to rope some calves, he saw a man jump a nearby fence and start running.Source: Cowboys help Las Vegas police nab carjacking suspect
LAS VEGAS — A video of a “cowboy arrest” in Las Vegas is going viral. The video has been viewed more than 231,000 times (at the time of this writing) on Facebook and has been shared almost 6,000 times. It has also received hundreds of comments.
“I see this helicopter flying around, like right above us and so I’m like they must be doing something wrong. And right when I thought about that 18 cop cars came barreling down this road right next to the arena,” said Cayden Cox, a cowboy and professional cattle roper.
“I’m like, ‘oh shoot we need to go catch the son of a buck.’ So I come running down through there and I almost knocked over this older gentleman and I felt bad but I got to them and right when I got to him but they all followed me we’re like 60 guys behind us,” added Cox.
“By the time I kind of had my rope up and [the suspect] had his hands up, right when I was thinking about roping him,” said Cox.
According to a man who saw what happened, the alleged car thief immediately dropped to his knees and a couple of the cowboys pinned him to the ground until the police officers arrived and took him into custody.