Cheerleader to the Rescue: 16-Year-Old Tackles Would-Be Thief at Mall

An ordinary trip to the Penn Square Mall became extraordinary when 16-year-old junior, Kealey Oliver, a member of Moore High School’s cheerleading squad, tackled a full-grown man.  Kealey was on the phone with her mother when she saw the alleged perpetrator running in her direction.

“I was like, ‘Hang on, Mom,’ and I like put the phone down. And when he got close to me, I just got in his way and like grabbed him, and he kept trying to run, so I just slammed him on the ground,” said Kealey.  Her maneuver allowed the security time to catch up and apprehend the suspected shoplifter.

By the way, she was wearing a strapless dress at the time of the tackle. She says she was nervous, and if she had thought about it, probably would not have done it.  “At first, I thought I was just going to stop him, but he kept running. So, I was like, ‘OK, I guess you’re going to the ground.'”

The humble hero walked away from the incident with a scratch on her arm, a bruise on her knee, and a slew of fans.

Source: cbsnews.com

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