Teenager Rescued Thanks To TikTok Hand Signal


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(Laurel County, KY) - A missing North Carolina teenager is safe after she made a hand gesture she learned on TikTok to a driver on the interstate in southeast Kentucky.

The 16-year-old was reported missing Tuesday from her home in Asheville, North Carolina. 

On Thursday, a driver in Kentucky saw the girl making a hand signal with their palm facing out with the thumb tucked into the fingers. The driver called 911 and police were able to rescue the girl.

A man was arrested and charged with unlawful imprisonment, among other things. 

The hand signal was promoted online as a way to signal distress and domestic violence.

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