Fukuoka police arrest 44-year-old man for stalking 18-year-old HKT48 member

Fukuoka prefecture police have arrested a 44-year-old man for violating the stalker regulation law for wandering around the home of an 18-year-old member of idol group HKT48.

The man reportedly had driven by the apartment of the 18-year-old member at least four times at a low-speed from May 29th through June 22, Yahoo News reports.

I thought it might be possible to meet her if I pass by in front of her house,” the man reportedly told police.

The man became acquainted with the member through handshake events over the past three years. At midnight on May 29, the mother of the member noticed a suspicious car taking away their garbage placed out front their apartment, claims Nikkan Sports. She reported this activity on the 30th.

The police are currently examining if the man had any ill intentions for the member.