A Japanese “sasaeng” fan took stalking to a whole new level after finding the address of his favorite idol by zooming in on the reflection of her surroundings in her eyes.
Hibiki Sato, 26, started picking up clues from a train station reflected in J-pop star Ena Matsuoka’s eyes, which reportedly came from a photo that she had posted on social media.
Using Google Street View, Sato did not only figure out the road where Matsuoka’s building is, but he also estimated the floor she lives on based on her windows and the angle of the sunlight hitting her eyes.
On the night of Sept. 1, he pursued the 21-year-old idol as she arrived from a concert and reached the self-locking door of her home in Tokyo’s Kota Ward.
Sato approached Matsuoka from behind and covered her mouth with a towel, according to NHK.
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Tomita, who was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), is seeking part of 76 million yen (about $700,000) in damages from the police, whom she accuses of failing to guarantee her safety.
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