Dude Named "Dildo Baggins" Bombards Fellow Southwest Passenger With Porn Via AirDrop

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Flying can be a nightmare, and passengers can make that worst. That was one woman's experience just a few days ago.

Just last year, Southwest made an emergency landing due to one creepy dude. This time, their flight attendants were prepared.

When a woman was being harassed by an anonymous fellow passenger, they leapt into action.

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A woman named Kat Pitman took a Southwest Airlines flight from Louisville to Chicago.

The 40-year-old frequent flyer was lucky enough to secure an aisle seat.

While Flight 1388 was still boarding, she spent time texting her husband on her iPhone.

This is when she received an unexpected message -- an AirDrop request.

For those of you unaware, this is a way of sending things to nearby iPhone users based upon location, even if you do not know them.

Unfortunately, this particular AirDrop was not a funny meme or a helpful piece of information.

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Instead, Kat was on the receiving end of a highly unsolicited, extremely NSFW image.

It was porn. Some anonymous stranger, with whom she was trapped in a metal tube, had sent her porn.

"It was just very explicit," she told USA Today. "It just shocked me."

Understand that isn't being a prude when she says this. This is about consent.

There is a considerable difference between personally enjoying naked photos and having them forced upon you by a strange man.

The first is the behavior of a normal person. The second is sometimes a prelude to stalking or a physical assault.

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As you can imagine, Kat immediately turned off AirDrop.

However, after a moment, she gave it a second thought, and reactivated the function for a specific reason.

She wanted to take a screenshot of the username of the creep who had sent her the unsolicited photo.

By this point, the same user had sent her two additional unwanted messages.

The user's name, by the way, has been described as an nsfw twist on the The Lord of the Rings character, Bilbo Baggins.

In other words: Dildo Baggins. Dude, you're not creative.

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The short flight was still boarding at the time, so Kat took her concerns to a pair of flight attendants.

She had mixed feelings about issuing a complaint, but it occurred to her that the offender might even be in her row.

We've all heard horror stories of women being groped or otherwise harassed on a plane. She was afraid that things might escalate.

"I know this sounds crazy ..." Kat began.

However, Southwest's flight attendants knocked it out of the park with their response.

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It sounds like these flight attendants didn't miss a beat.

They listened to Kat's concerns and one promptly used the intercom to address "Mr. Baggins."

The unidentified man was instructed to stop AirDropping.

"There was no question," Kat recalls. "They weren't like, 'What's AirDrop?' They just took care of it."

"They continued to check on me during the flight and as I left the flight," Kat reveals.

She gushes: "I just was incredibly impressed."

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Southwest spokesman Chriz Mainz confirmed what went down, and issued a statement.

"The safety and comfort of all of our customers is our highest concern," the statement affirms. "And we don’t condone such inappropriate behavior."

"Our crews are equipped to respond quickly and appropriately to address these concerns expressed by our customers," Mainz notes.

He then praises: "which is exactly what they did in this case."

Airlines rarely receive good press these days, for a host of reasons.

But these flight attendants are a great reminder that flying doesn't always have to be a nightmare.

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