University student arrested after choking AKB48 fan to steal photos
Police have arrested a 19-year-old male university student for allegedly choking an AKB48 fan in order to steal AKB48 photos at at hand-shaking event held by the group.
According to police, the suspect—who cannot be named because he is a minor—met a 19-year-old male student at an AKB48 hand-shaking event for fans at Tokyo Big Sight on April 7, TV Asahi reported. Police said the suspect offered to exchange photos of AKB48 and they went to a restroom. There, the suspect allegedly choked the other boy and took his photos.
Police said they found hundreds of AKB48 photos at the assailant’s home.