Last Thursday, our days at the office and classroom got a little less boring as we all watched on social media two llamas go on the run. The llamas escaped from an assisted living facility and went loose on the streets of Sun City, Arizona.
The real star of the whole craze besides the fearless llamas? Nicho Martinez, a landscaper and bona fide Mexican cowboy. He drove past the llamas, stopped his car and successfully lassoed both llamas like it was no big deal.
For three hours, no one could catch these llamas including the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office. But that all ended when this Mexican cowboy literally saved the day.
"Having grown up on a ranch in Mexico, he knew exactly what to do," said Fox 10 Phoenix reporter Jessica Flores in this video clip. The humble cowboy, who has a wife and four children, said he just knew how to do it. He also showed the reporter his impressive lasso moves.
"So is your American Dream to be a rancher or cowboy?" asked Flores "Yes. Maybe one day," said a hopeful Martinez.
It's rewarding to see Arizona, a state that once had a horrific immigration ban, at the mercy of this great Mexican cowboy. Bravo Nicho!