The world seems to get crazier and crazier every day. There are some things that are strange occurrence-and then some things are so creepy it’s hard to believe they’re real. That’s exactly the case involving a Tokyo man who was arrested for allegedly stalking a pop star by using her pupils to locate her whereabouts using Google Street View.
Tokyo police declined to comment on the specifics of the investigation but confirmed Friday that 26-year-old Hibiki Sato was arrested Sept. 17 on suspicion of indecent behavior in connection with stalking and causing injuries to the 20-year-old woman.
The police official, who spoke on condition of anonymity as is often policy at Japanese bureaucracies, said the case was related to the reports about a stalker and pupil images.
Police described Sato as an “avid fan.”
Public broadcaster NHK and other Japanese media reported this week that details in the woman’s selfies were used to identify the train station she frequented. They said Sato looked at other images she shared, such as her apartment, to figure out where she lived.
Police say he hurt her and committed indecent acts, such as groping her after accosting her from behind and knocking her down.
Tokyo Shimbun, a metropolitan daily, which reported on the stalking case, warned readers even casual selfies may show surrounding buildings that will allow people to identify the location of the photos.