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What's the most Wild West thing you can think of? Is it a cowboy roping a steer, while riding on the hood of a police car and wearing a cowboy hat? Because that happened this week in Paris, Tennessee. Luckily Sheriff Monte Belew, who was inside the cop car, captured the stunt on Facebook, where it has gone viral.

You can see why nearly three million people have watched this modern reality version of a Wild West action flick:

Hats off to my ole buddy David Bevill !! We had a calf running down Hwy 79 and he came & helped us.. Bevill rode on the front of my car & roped the calf !! Jukin Media Verified (Original) * For licensing / permission to use: Contact - licensing(at)jukinmediadotcom *All proceeds will benefit the HCSO Animal Shelter

Posted by Monte Belew on Tuesday, January 3, 2017
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"Hats off to my ole buddy David Bevill !!" the Sheriff wrote in the caption. "We had a calf running down Hwy 79 and he came & helped us.. Bevill rode on the front of my car & roped the calf !!"

According to the Paris Post-Intelligencer, the steer (male cattle, I have just learned) was one of two animals that escaped Tuesday morning after a truck gate came open along Highway 79 near Paris, Tennessee. Neither animal was harmed and they've both since been returned to their owner.

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Bevill, the cowboy in the video, was apparently a friend of the Sherriff's who whipped out a lasso and jumped in to the fray to help. In case you had any doubts about his legitimacy, Bevill's wife shared this photo on Facebook to prove that her husband is, in fact, a real cowboy:

Changing my profile picture in honor of David becoming an internet sensation! He will just die! He doesn't even get on the internet. Hehehe😂 #copcarcowboy

Posted by Andrea Baker Bevill on Thursday, March 5, 2015

Verified. You know you're a real cowboy when you don't "get on the internet."

Sources: Paris Post-Intelligencer