They thought me and my friend were easy tar­gets and that they could ‘con­quer’ us

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A GLAS­GOW woman has told how she was ap­proached by two men try­ing to test out their tech­niques on her and a friend while they were in a night­club.

Last week, she dis­cov­ered the men had been part of DWLF – the same group be­hind the con­tro­ver­sial YouTube videos taken se­cretly in Glas­gow city cen­tre.

The 19-year-old, who we have named Hazel to pro­tect her iden­tity, said she was “sick­ened” by the group and her en­counter with them.

She dis­cov­ered they had posted a pho­to­graph of her and her friend on In­sta­gram fol­low­ing their meet­ing, de­spite not know­ing who they were.

She said: “I feel vi­o­lated and an­gry, that they thought me and my friend would be easy tar­gets and they thought they could ‘con­quer’ us or some­thing.

“I feel a bit in­sulted and an­noyed that they thought they could play this game with me.

“I told them where to go that night but I feel vi­o­lated and dis­gusted.

“I had no idea that they were do­ing this so-called ‘gam­ing’ or any­thing like that.

“Me and my friend just thought they were re­ally creepy guys in a night­club look­ing for some­one to sleep with.”

Hazel, a stu­dent and model, said she was in the smok­ing area with a pal when two men ap­proached them and tried to talk.

She ex­plained: “They first spoke to us in the smok­ing area out­side, and just asked if we were hav­ing a good night.

“They were mak­ing out as if they were smok­ing but I don’t think they ac­tu­ally were.

“We went out­side and they fol­lowed us. That’s when they asked for a pic­ture with us.”

Hazel said the men were “overly friendly” and didn’t seem to take no for an an­swer. She hoped that by pos­ing for a pic­ture, they would leave her and her friend alone.

She said: “One of them ac­tu­ally posted it on his In­sta­gram page. It was very creepy. Most guys would just go away if you knock them back, but the way they were per­sis­tent and kept fol­low­ing us was sin­is­ter.

“When we took a pho­to­graph with them they kept say­ing we had to keep them com­pany and I told them ‘no, take the hint’ and we had to walk away but they seemed quite of­fended.

“They were overly fa­mil­iar. I would have ex­pected my boyfriend of two years to be act­ing the way they were that night. They were very tac­tile and touchy-feely.

“They were look­ing me up and down con­stantly. When we were speak­ing they we pulling me in closer to them. They were very force­ful and def­i­nitely step­ping over the line. I would have even been un­com­fort­able if my boyfriend be­haved like this.”

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