December 9, 2021

Missing North Carolina Girl Rescued After Displaying A TikTok Distress Signal To A Passing Motorist

A lacking North Carolina teen who an older man allegedly kidnapped was rescued after she flashed a motorist a hand sign popularized on TikTok to point she was in misery.

Authorities stated the 16-year-old woman, whose identify was withheld, was sitting within the passenger seat of a Toyota Camry at a visitors cease on Interstate 75 in southern Kentucky Thursday afternoon when she made the gesture.

The hand sign popularized on the social media app alerts folks to somebody in misery.

The hand gesture is a fist made with the thumb tucked in “represents violence at home – I need help – domestic violence.”

A savvy driver observed the teenager’s cry for assist and known as 911 whereas following the Camry and offering authorities updates on their location.

Authorities finally tracked down 61-year-old James Herbert Brick of Cherokee, North Carolina, who was reportedly on his method to go to family members in Ohio with the kidnapped teen. Cops stated they discovered a photograph of a lady being portrayed sexually on his telephone on the time of his arrest.

Brick was taken to the Laurel County Correctional Middle and charged with illegal imprisonment and possession of matter displaying intercourse performances by a minor.