Sunday, February 5, 2023

Missing NC teen rescued after using TikTok hand gesture to signal distress

According to police, a missing North Carolina teenager was rescued by Kentucky police after prompting for help using hand gestures on TikTok to represent violence at home.

A 16-year-old girl from Asheville, North Carolina, was reported missing Tuesday by her parents, according to the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office in Kentucky. On Thursday, a motorist in Kentucky called 911 to report seeing a girl in distress in an interstate vehicle.

“The complainant was behind the vehicle and saw a female passenger in the vehicle making hand gestures that are known to represent violence at home on the social media platform ‘Tik Tok’ – I need help – domestic violence,” posted It is written in the statement given. on Friday by the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office.

According to the Canadian Women’s Foundation, a hand gesture is a hand gesture that one can use in distress. Someone using the signal puts their hand up with their palm facing out, then puts their thumb in their hand and then closes their fingers so that the thumb can be trapped.

Police told CNN affiliate WYMT that the teen had learned the hand gesture on TikTok. According to WYMT, the person who called 911 remained behind the vehicle for seven miles to inform police. The police took the car into custody and rescued the girl.


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