The Old West is alive and well in Texas.
For proof, one needn’t look any further then an incident that occurred Tuesday in which a 7-11 clerk lassoed and hogtied a would-be robber.
The Oak Cliff confrontation began just after 11 p.m. when a man, brandishing a screwdriver as a weapon, attempted to rob the convenience store, police say.
At one point he tried stabbing the clerk, setting off a physical altercation between the two, a police report indicates.
During the struggle, the clerk managed to grab some rope and tie up the suspect.
Police say the suspect was so tightly bound they had to use a knife to cut him free of the restraints.
When asked about his superior roping skills, the clerk explained he’s “a cowboy from West Texas.”
Are cowboys a dying breed? What qualities make someone an official cowboy?