North Carolina Girl Abducted by 61-Year-Old Pedophile is Rescued After Showing TikTok Distress Signal to Passing Motorist

James Herbert Brick was charged with unlawful imprisonment and possession of material showing a sexual performance by a minor. Laurel County Sheriff

A North Carolina teen allegedly abducted by an older man was rescued after she flashed a passing motorist a hand sign popularized on TikTok as a distress signal.

The unnamed 16-year-old was at a traffic stop on Interstate 75 in southern Kentucky Thursday afternoon when she made the gesture, according to Fox 8 News. She was a passenger in a Toyota Camry being driven by her apparent abductor.

According to the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office, the motion — a fist enclosed across the thumb placed in front of the palm — “represents violence at home – I need help – domestic violence.”

A driver saw the SOS and called 911, following the Camry and providing authorities updates on their location.

The older man was later identified as 61-year-old James Herbert Brick of Cherokee, North Carolina, who was reportedly on his way to see relatives in Ohio.

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SOURCE: New York Post, Kerry J. Byrne

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