The mistake happened when the 23-year-old man accepted a new job with a firm in St Charles, Illinois.
Seemingly delighted with the news, the unnamed man decided to celebrate in a weird way by sending someone a picture of his eggplant.
Sadly for him, he got the wrong number and ended up sending the message to the HR manager at the firm which had only just offered him employment.
After receiving the startling image, the manager assumed it was a mistake and ignored the message - but the man sent another after he got no reply.
When he still got no reply, the bungling man then called the number but was stunned at finding it was not the correct person he had been sending images of his nether regions to.
The manager then reported the man to the police but decided not to press charges when it became clear it was an honest mistake.
Of course, the job offer was withdrawn.
Source: Chicago Tribune