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A woman used a hand signal popularized on TikTok to indicate she needed help after being threatened by her ex-boyfriend.
According to a report from The Tennessean, the woman was visiting her brother when her ex-boyfriend, 31-year-old Johnathon Smith showed up. After getting into Smith's vehicle, the two began traveling down the highway and got into a 'physical altercation' inside the car.
Hickman County Sheriff, Lt. Mike Doddo recalled that “the girlfriend then asked to be let out, [Smith] said, ‘No,’ then threatened to kill her by grabbing a screwdriver and telling her, if he couldn’t have her, nobody could have her.”
Smith drove recklessly before stopping at Twice Daily gas station at Highways 100 and 46.
When the two went inside, the woman used a hand signal she learned from TikTok to notify the cashier she was in distress: palm out, thumb tucks into palm, then fingers curl over thumb.
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Similar incidents have occurred regarding the hand signal. In November, a missing 16-year-old girl used the signal while in the back of a 61-year-old man's truck. Passersby recognized the signal and called 911 who realized the girl had been missing and the man had pornographic images of a child on his phone.
If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic abuse, you can call the 24-hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline, run by Refuge, on 0808 2000 247, or visit their website here.
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