Police hunt man who cyber-flashed London woman a photo of his penis
You can send anyone a photo of your penis via a feature “buried in Apple’s iPhone”, says the Indy. No need to download Snapchat or send an email. One iPhone user found the feature and sent a stranger a photo of his knob.
The woman received the picture during her journey on a train in South London, when she was sent it using Apple’s AirDrop feature. The technology is intended to let people easily share pictures between phones — but can be used by anyone in the immediate vicinity to send images to other people.
Lorraine Crighton-Smith, 34, was uspet. She tells the BBC the photo left her feeling “violated”. She told British Transport Police, who are not investigating the country’s first cash of “cyber-flashing”.
“So, I declined the image, instinctively, and another image appeared, at which [point] I realised someone nearby must be sending them, and that concerned me. I felt violated, it was a very unpleasant thing to have forced upon my screen.”
She said that the person had likely sent her the photo because AirDrop shows her name, and they therefore knew that she was a woman. But she worried that someone else more vulnerable, like a child, could have received the photo.
A child with an iPhone? Would you hard hearts feel sorry for the nipper with the, er, top-end gadget? Of course you would.Cyber flashing is as pathetic as it is disgusting.
Police said that they had investigated the incidence, but since Crighton-Smith didn’t accept the photo, there was no evidence left over on her phone to be studied.
Round up the usual suspects.