Men commuting on New York City subways have reportedly been taking part in a new perverted trend targeted towards women.
The disturbing trend, which involves a guy taking a picture of his private parts and sending it to nearby parties via the iPhone AirDrop tool, has left some unlucky ladies feeling violated, repulsed and utterly confused.
Britta Carlson, 28, told the New York Post she received an unusual request from an unknown contact July 27 while riding aboard the 6 train en route to a concert.
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Britta Carlson, 28, received an unwanted penis picture July 27
The disturbing trend involves a guy taking a picture of his private parts and sending it to nearby parties via the iPhone AirDrop tool
The AirDrop tool was first released on the IOS 7 update in July 2011
When Carlson accepted the request to view the message, she was petrified.
'It was just a huge close-up picture of a disgusting penis,' Carlson recalled. 'It really felt like someone had actually just flashed me.'
Carlson said she was able to receive the unsolicited photo from the stranger because the tool was customized to 'Everyone,' rather than her saved contacts only.
'It never even crossed my mind that someone may use it to send stuff like that.'
The AirDrop tool, which first released in July 2011 on the IOS 7 update, allows users to easily