Missing N.C. Teenager Found After Using TikTok Hand Sign to Alert She Was in Danger


TikTok might mostly be annoying dances and trends that make us all feel really old, but a viral video on the platform has resulted in a missing girl being found.

A missing North Carolina teenager used TikTok hand signals from a video that shows you what to do when you’re in danger.

The Laurel County Sheriff’s Office in Kentucky confirmed the unnamed girl was inside a silver Toyota car when someone passing saw the 16-year-old using hand signals known on TikTok “to represent violence at home — I need help — domestic violence.”

The citizen immediately called the police and told them that the girl was in distress.


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The hand signals and quick-thinking bystander’s actions led to the arrest of James Herbert Brick of Cherokee, 61, from North Carolina.


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