07/28/2010 01:47 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Kealey Oliver Uses Cheerleading Skills To Tackle Robber

Thanks to the efforts of 16-year-old cheerleader, Kealey Oliver, an alleged would-be thief was put in custody Sunday night. The high school junior tackled the suspect, slamming him to the ground, until mall security could catch up with them.

Oliver was on her cell phone, talking to her mother, when the man started running toward her. She acknowledged that she probably acted on instinct, using her cheerleading abilities to tackle the thief.

CNN reports.