Japanese idol Matsuoka Ena of Tenshitsukinukeniyomi was attacked outside her home in September, which is unfortunately news we see far too often nowadays. However, what made this even creepier is the stalker found her location from pictures she posted on social media by zooming in on the reflections of things around her in her pupils.
The fan, Hibiki Sato, 26, managed to identify a bus stop and the surrounding scenery from the reflection on Matsuoka’s eyes and matched them to a street using Google Maps. Sato had even approximated the storey Matsuoka lived on based on the windows and the angle of the sunlight in her eyes. Matsuoka, 21, a member of the J-pop group Tenshitsukinukeniyomi (天使突抜ニ読ミ), was attacked outside her home in Tokyo on Sept 1 by Sato, who had been waiting at a bus stop. She had just reached her door when Sato approached her from behind, covering her mouth with a piece of cloth. He dragged her to a dark corner and molested her, injuring her face in the struggle. Sato admitted to the attack after he was arrested on Sept 17 and revealed that he was a huge fan of Matsuoka.
As if there weren’t already enough things for idols to worry about, they can’t even take selfies in peace now.
I guess this shouldn’t surprise considering fans/sasaengs/stalkers have speculated on relationships thanks to reflections off utensils and what not before, but compared to this that’s positively charming.
Honestly just glad she’s alive.