SAINT JO, Texas (AP) - A boot maker has some choice words for a man who swiped a pair of $10,000 custom-made cowboy boots from his shop in Texas.
He says the thief is a "varmint" and a "low-life scum."
A man in his 20s came into Trail Town Custom Leather in Saint Jo last week wearing tennis shoes, but walked out with the award-winning boots on his feet when a worker was distracted by a phone call.
The hand-tooled leather boots have scenes of bronco-busting and a cattle drive, with green, full-quill ostrich bottoms. They won an award at the 2003 Boot and Saddle Makers Trade Show Roundup and have been featured in books and magazines.
There's a $1,000 reward for their safe return.